Business

Trucker pay has plummeted in the last 30 years, analyst says

Here's how much truck operators would have made on average last year had trucker pay kept up with inflation since 1980.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Mark Tricco talks 4 million safe miles, work-life balance

“As long as you can balance home life and work, and having a good wife at home helps, you’ll have a good career,” he says. Tricco is up for the $25,000 prize that comes with the Overdrive-TCA Owner-Operator of the Year award. The winner will be announced Tuesday, March 8.

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FMCSA unveils driver training rule proposal, sets up core curriculum and more for pre-CDL drivers

The DOT released today a proposed rule that would establish a standard curriculum for new truckers receiving their CDL, require minimum driving time during training and set up a registry of FMCSA-approved driver training entities.

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ELD/trucking software provider Load Logistics hosting Mar. 10 demo

Load Logistics, the first ELD provider to be listed on the FMCSA's ELD registry, is hosting a March 10 full product demonstration of its transportation management software in Covington, Ga.

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Flatbed volume growing in Southeast — rates still lag

While Spring might be coming a little early for flatbeds in the Southeast with freight volume and demand indicators rising, rates continued to move lower in the last week of February.

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Ryder now offering three tiers of used trucks

Ryder is offering used trucks in three categories ranging from high-quality to "as-is."

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3Feathers Mobile Marketing and its founder’s 1962 Mack B61 desk

3Feathers Mobile Marketing founder Norm Blanchard, based near Nashville, Tenn., has in his office space what might be the most unique desk that I've ever seen, fronted by the nose of a 1962 Mack B61.

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FMCSA’s electronic-log ‘self-certified’ device registry raises enforcement questions

A talk with the first ELD provider listed on FMCSA registry of devices -- and more on the registry itself, listing on which doesn't constitute agency "approval," in the end.

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Caterpillar ending vocational truck business just 5 years after entering market

In May of last year, CAT rolled out two new refreshed trucks – the CT680L and the CT680LG – but based on the current business climate in the truck industry and a thorough evaluation of its business, CAT says it has decided to withdraw from the market.

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Federal vs. state authority over truckers’ breaks and pay a growing debate in aviation bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer held a press conference Thursday to decry the return of the measure, calling it an anti-trucker, anti-safety provision. ATA, however, disagrees, calling the measure a necessary means to preventing a patchwork of state-to-state rules.

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