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USA Truck implements ‘choose your hometime’ policy

USA Truck has announced a new policy that will allow its company over-the-road driving teams to select when and where they take time off.

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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Diesel flat in most recent week

Diesel prices nationwide stayed relatively stable during the week ending Monday, Aug. 17, with prices dropping just two-tenths of a cent across the country, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Rule to require speed limiters could come this week, e-log rule expected soon too

Rules to mandate the use of speed limiters and electronic logging devices should see action soon. Here's the latest.

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Latest CCJ Top 250 released, lists country’s top 250 carriers by size

Overdrive sister site CCJ releases each August its CCJ Top 250, a list of the biggest 250 for-hire motor carriers ranked by size, based on metrics like revenue, number of tractors, trailers and drivers and more. Here's this year's list.

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Fleet to raise pay for owner-operators who adopt dashcham video recorders

American Central Transport (ACT) announced this week it will raise pay for owner-operators who have Lytx Drivecam systems installed in their trucks. The company will install the systems free of charge to the operators.

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POLL: Best way to tackle detention?

Should government mandate, as the Obama administration's DOT has attempted, that carriers pay detention to drivers, or is continued industry standardization of detention pay the best tack? Something else?

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Rates sag in July in line with seasonal trends, cheaper diesel

The declines, typical for July, may not reflect market rate conditions as much as they do lower fuel surcharges corresponding with lower fuel prices. Either way, here's a look at the latest figures from Truckstop.com.

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

Heads up in Midwest: Refinery problem has diesel spiking in some states

A 50 percent reduction in production at an Indiana refinery has diesel prices climbing in some states. Here's where to dodge.

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Reefer leads volume boost on the spot market

Where it's hot and where it's not -- load volume shows increases in this weekly freight trends spotlight, but rates slip a little: hot market maps and analysis for dry van, reefer and flatbed.

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