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DAT: Insurance increase would impact owner-ops most, increase not justified

An increase in the minimum amount of liability required for trucking companies would adversely affect owner-operators and smaller carriers at a disproportionate rate and may even force them to close shop, according to recent analysis from DAT Solutions.

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Diesel price plummets again, hits four-year low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit a four-year low in the week ended Dec. 22, 2014, falling 13.8 cents to $3.281, according to the DOE.

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Two e-log makers update software to reflect 34-hour restart changes

Two e-log software providers, KeepTruckin' and Big Road, have already announced software updates to accommodate the rollback of the 2013 provisions.

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Restart rollback: An origin story

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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Smart year-end tax moves

There’s still time to take advantage of some financial opportunities that could lower your 2014 taxes.

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Pilot CEO asks court to toss lawsuits against him in fuel scam cases

Just a month after two carriers amended their lawsuits against Pilot to accuse the company’s head man Jimmy Haslam of leading the scheme to defraud carriers, Haslam has asked the court to dismiss the complaints against him.

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President signs restart rollback bill: Here’s what the law requires of FMCSA

President Obama Dec. 16 signed into law the appropriations bill that halts enforcement of certain hours of service provisions and requires an FMCSA study of the rules. Here's a look at how the bill directs FMCSA to conduct the study.

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New tax resource for owner-operators aims to answer common trucking biz questions

The TruckerTax Letter offeres owner-ops information on topics like overlooked deductions, planning for retirement, how to handle audits, what to do if you owe the IRS, basic business structure and more.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Judge denies trucker’s claim in Tracy Morgan lawsuit against Wal-Mart

A federal judge overseeing actor Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart and its private fleet has denied a motion made by the truck driver at the center of the case — who has been criminally charged — to postpone action on the suit.

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Tennessee eyes weight-distance tax to shore up state road funding

The proposal was made as a measure to boost state revenues for road funding by Paul Bailey, a freshman member of the state Senate and a Republican from Sparta, Tenn.

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