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U.S. diesel average drops 4 cents, nears $2 threshold

Following another multi-cent drop, diesel prices near a marker they haven't crossed in over 10 years.

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Large carrier turnover rate hits 100 percent, ATA reports

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100 percent in the third quarter of 2015, ATA reports.

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The first time I heard the phrase ‘driver shortage’ …

Tracking back to the origins of our February cover story questioning what might be the trucking industry's most unquestioned assumption: the driver shortage.

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Brief longshoremen strike temporarily halted truck activity at major East Coast ports Friday

Port officials had begun barring trucks from lining up on port roadways 11 a.m., only a few minutes after announcing the surprise work stoppage. A little later, the port authority said that full operation was being restored.

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The driver shortage alarm

The disconnect between the money and the mantra: As trucking has trumpeted a driver shortage over most of the last 10 years driver pay hasn’t risen in a way that would reflect such a strong labor demand.

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CARB exemption, Obamacare deadlines this weekend

Heads-up on two fast-approaching deadlines Jan. 31: 1) Final day to register with and report to the California Air Resource Board for its 1,000-mile low-use exemption. 2) Sunday mark's the end of this year's Obamacare exchange open enrollment.

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New resource for owner-operators on fuel economy testing data

The report’s goal is to help truck buyers wade through the complexities of fuel economy testing and fuel efficiency claims to make more informed buying decisions when it comes to investments in fuel economy, says its producers.

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The winter blues: This week’s spot freight, rates update

Demand fell nationally for vans, but it's likely to heat up with better weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions this week as the area digs out from under 2 to 3 feet of snow. ...

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Partners in Business tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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What’s the total cost of ownership of a Class 8 truck over 15 years?

A new Class 8 truck off the lot of a dealership is likely going to cost between $113,000 for a day cab and $125,000 for a sleeper, but as owner-operators are well aware, that's jut the beginning of the cost of ownership. Here one report's 15-year total.

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