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Stoking the log fires: Hours violations, fleet size and ELDs

The smallest carriers are feeling the heat of hours enforcement in select states, even as violations declined nationally in 2015.

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POLL: How long has it been since you had a ‘clean’ inspection?

Incidence of clean inspections, showing no violations, nationally has tracked around 40 percent, give or take, since the CSA program's advent in late 2010. How long ago was your last clean inspection?

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Reinvented: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner goes from the big screen to the big rig, excels as independent owner-operator

Former actress Brita Nowak of Jupiter, Florida, is ready for her newest starring role. The owner of BratCat Express is the winner of the 2016 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest.

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Trucking industry employment, driver turnover rates fall, latest reports show

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment fell by a whopping 6,300 jobs in the month of June, according to the Labor Department. Also this week, the American Trucking Associations reported a decline in driver turnover rates in 2016's first quarter, with turnover at large truckload fleets falling to an annualized rate of 89 percent, ATA reports.

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FMCSA announces plan to allow owner-operators to contest non-preventable crashes used against them in CSA scores

The plan floated by FMCSA on July 7 will allow carriers to contest crashes counted against them in CSA and potentially remove those deemed non-preventable by the driver and carrier. The industry has long called for some form of "crash accountability" in CSA.

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Q2 end, July 4 holiday spur spot freight volume gain

With both the end of the quarter and the last few business days before a holiday weekend, last week's boost in rates and volume, particularly in vans and reefers, wasn’t a big surprise. Still, it was a nice lift, especially after two months of improvement.

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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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Rates see big gains in June, hit 2016 high marks

ates in all three major truckload segments saw big gains in June, according to monthly per-mile spot market rate data from Truckstop.com, though per-mile spot market rates remain well below 2014 and 2015 averages.

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Voices on the issues in post-crash litigation following June cover story

Readers respond to the issues around post-crash litigation, including strategies for prevention in the event that the worst happens.

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Fuel prices drop slightly for second time in three weeks

Diesel prices across the U.S. dipped slightly for the second time in three weeks during the week ending July 5, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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