Business

PIB tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and miles. Get warranty agreements in writing and make sure you understand them. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm. The next Partners in Business seminars will be Aug. 22 ...

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Carriers’ crystal ball extending to recruiting

Your next lease or employment application could well hinge in part on whether predictive, data-based recruiting models suggest you're a good fit for whatever fleet you hope to join forces with -- or not.

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Pilot Flying J denied motion to dismiss lawsuits in fuel rebate withholding case

A federal judge said in the 77-page order — which denied motions by Pilot to dismiss the suits — that two of the carriers have made “plausible claim that the Pilot defendants committed at least some fraudulent acts.”

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29 ports on the West Coast face shutdowns as labor dispute continues

Ports up and down the West Coast are in the midst of another partial shutdown for a five-day period, despite pressure from retail advocates, a mounting backlog of cargo and intervention by a federal mediator.

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The bar goes up on fuel surcharges

In a podcast, Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, discusses fuel surcharges, sign-on bonuses, demand for owner-operators, and compensation trends for flatbedders and independents.

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Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House

In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.

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Rule to require stability control systems on trucks reaches OMB

The rule, which came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control crashes, according to the synopses from NHTSA.

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Obamacare deadline in 4 days — ripple effects in operator pay on the way?

The mandate to have health insurance could put trucking's independent contractor model in jeopardy. More on looming ACA deadline here.

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

DOT begins audit of FMCSA’s compliance with 34-hour restart study requirements

The OIG says its objective is to “determine whether FMCSA’s design and implementation of the restart study complies with the requirements of the act.”

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Record year for owner-operator income: Here are the numbers

Net income for independents and flatbedders topped $60,000. Independents’ income showed the biggest gain over the year, 8.7 percent.

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