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Schneider Finance touts easier online credit application

Schneider Finance announced the creation of a one-stop online shop to help simplify business ownership for owner-operators. The revamped mobile-friendly SFITrucks.com website is designed for easy use and to offer a streamlined user experience, showcasing an easy-to-complete credit application for drivers looking to lease new or used trucks from SFI, a division of Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider.

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Southeastern relocates Arkansas service center

Southeastern Freight Lines, a Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company, relocated its service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith, in response to growing business in the region. The new facility employs more than 35 people and features 39 dock doors. “By increasing capacity and improving delivery efficiency, the new Van Buren facility will help to increase Southeastern’s quality of service throughout the Sun Belt,” says Scott Lackie, service center manager.

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FMCSA publishes official notice of insurance increase consideration, looking for industry input

FMCSA announced Nov. 26 it is seeking trucking industry input on a potential rulemaking that would increase the $750,000 minimum amount of liability insurance motor carriers must have.

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Online trucking trends: Study shows industry’s top topics in social, digital media

More than 80 percent of online activity was dominated by three topics: safety and health; recruitment and employment; and regulatory issues.

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Diesel drops another 3.3 cents, down nearly 30 cents in recent months

This is the second week on a row the national average has fallen, marking 19 out of the last 21 weeks that the price has seen a week-to-week decline.

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Alt fuel ‘reality check’: Cheaper diesel drives down interest in natural gas

The recent slide in the price of diesel — and the prospects of that trend to continue — have caused trucking’s interest in natural gas to wane some, according to a recent report. The adoption curve for natural gas, however, is still expected to reach 23 percent of units sold by 2025.

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Ryder introduces loyalty program for truck renters

Ryder System recently announced it is instituting a new customer loyalty program for its rental customers, who will now earn points for renting trucks from the company. To participate, customers need to sign up at RyderRedZone.com. Participants can redeem points on things like hotel stays, consumer electronics and home and garden supplies. Points can be redeemed online. Each month, Ryder RedZone members earn ten percent of their organization’s net rental spend in points, Ryder says. Visit RyderRedZone.com to learn ...

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Group seeks exemption from 30-minute break rule for oversize/overweight load haulers

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked FMCSA to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours of service rule.

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CVSA joins industry in call for CSA SMS scores to be removed from public view

In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx dated Nov. 14, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance echoed industry calls for CSA's SMS scores to be removed from public view.

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Former drivers, raise hands high!

Former owner-operator Bryan Lundberg's latest step on the path through the trucking world is as a broker. His last Kenworth, though, is no less special to him. Photos from back when here.

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