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Prices of used sleeper trucks on decline

The average retail price for used sleeper trucks dropped 6 percent from the third quarter of 2015 to the fourth, according to preliminary retail data from December.

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Crowd-sourcing load/unload location info with Trelp

Information available to access or add within Trelp includes the location of nearby parking, precise directions to and around the facility, location of unmarked low clearances, contact person at facilities and more.

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Spot market rates, volume: Hot markets for van and reefer across Midwest, South

The brief "reminder of 2014" we got in last week's spot market update in the very high van load-to-truck ratio came back down to earth this, though it's still high for this time of year.

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Action on driver fatigue, health, distractions among NTSB’s 2016 most wanted regulations

The National Transportation Safety Board released its annual Most Wanted List of safety regulations this week, and six of the 10 items on the list could have an impact on the trucking industry and truckers.

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Shipper to owner-operators: Come on down!

Some shippers' common bond with owner-operators -- when it comes to procuring transportation, they'd rather not deal with brokers or large asset-based carriers, either.

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76% of truckers say they’ll avoid Rhode Island if state enacts trucks-only toll plan

A recent survey of truck operators who travel Rhode Island’s highways shows that 76 percent of them will take different routes and bypass the state if necessary to avoid tolls that the governor’s proposing for commercial trucks.

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Altered CSA Safety Measurement System back in the public eye

The FMCSA has returned an altered CSA SMS to public view, showing no percentile or other evaluative scoring in the BASIC categories of measurement.

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REAL ID enforcement begins, truckers from these five states will need extra ID for secure entrances

As of Jan. 10, truckers from five states not compliant with the REAL ID Act will have to produce additional identification to enter secure areas.

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Owner-ops: Carrier rewarding system a way to help big carriers, ice out small ones

More concerns and questions were raised than praise given Tuesday at an FMCSA hearing intended to gather carrier and trucking industry stakeholder input on the potential establishment of a program to reward carriers who go above and beyond minimum requirements of federal safety rules.

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Partners in Business tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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