Business

New heavy-haul load marketplace

The FR8star marketplace employs a patent-pending rate calculator for pricing oversize/overweight loads, including up-to-date state permit fees and escort costs.

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2017 MATS announcements start Wednesday: How to follow the show on Overdrive

Overdrive will be covering the show live online and on social media starting Wednesday. Here’s how to keep up with show coverage throughout the week.

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Owner-operators’ 2016: Miles up, income down

2016 income data for owner-operators reveals dips in revenue and take-home pay, despite driving more miles. Here's what each segment averaged in 2016.

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DSi Mobile makes ELD push

The Dispatching Solutions company announced that it has self-certified and registered its DSi eLogs system on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's registry for electronic logging devices.

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‘Learning to truck’ with W. Joel Baker, and a verse salute from Kevin Barrett

Owner-operator W. Joel Baker, founder of the free TruckBytes accounting software for owner-ops, launches a new resource site for those getting into the business, LearnToTruck.com. And: Kevin Barrett's rhyming couplets salute the driver.

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Two fuel-tax measures advancing through state legislatures

A proposal to hike the diesel tax in Tennessee by the governor is tempered by the state's congress, while Utah moves forward on a proposal to change the fuels tax there annually, figured as a percentage of the average price.

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Partners in Business tip: Get full disclosure in finance contracts

Truth-in-lending laws do not apply to commercial loans, such as truck financing, so dealers do not have to give full disclosure, but most will if they are asked.

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Flurry of Northeast loads boosted van demand indicators ahead of storm

On the top 100 van lanes, however, rates rose on most, but the overall trend was neutral. Spot market volumes remain strong, though, and if the winter storm leads to tighter capacity, rates should rise to follow. More reefer, van hot (and not-so-hot) markets in this week's report.

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Tax-time resources from ATBS

With the April 15 annual federal tax filing deadline just around the corner, the owner-operator tax specialists with ATBS have embarked on a new series as of the end of February, pledging to dig into a new tax-related topic every Tuesday until tax day.

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Owner-operator Scott Reed, Rich Wilson and legislative influence on hours and ELDs

Owner-operator Scott Reed and TCRG Consulting's Richard Wilson stepped into the office of Ohio rep. Jim Jordan a week and a half ago to deliver a message on hours and ELDs. The main takeaway? Truckers need more flexibility.

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