Business

Division on liability insurance hike in the spotlight at regulatory meeting

An FMCSA advisory committee discussion offered insight into how the agency will proceed with its rulemaking to increase liability insurance minimums and the potential consequences facing small business truckers if and when an increase occurs.

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Bay & Bay boosts retention bonus

Bay & Bay Transportation of St. Paul, Minn., increased its retention bonus for qualifying mileage contractors and company drivers by 1 cent for every dispatched mile driven, both loaded and empty, until Sept. 30, 2015. This is in addition to the preexisting 1-cent retention bonus already in effect through March 31, 2015.

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Diesel price continues skid, hits 3.5-year low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point in nearly five years in the week ended Oct. 27, falling 2.1 cents to $3.635.

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CARB: Enforcement coming on rule to require use of certain tires, aero devices

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain tires.

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Overdrive looking for 2014’s top owner-operator

Overdrive has begun its annual search for top owner-operator in its Owner-Operator of the Year contest and is taking nominations through the end of October.

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Mack announces incentives for OOIDA members

Mack is offering special incentives to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association who buy a Mack truck from participating dealers between Oct.22 and Dec. 31, the truck and engine maker announced Oct. 23.

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Chad Boblett trucks up from nothing

The story of how Marine Corps veteran and onetime company driver Chad Boblett drove his independent business to success shows that, sometimes, the big leap pans out, even in this business.

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K&B boosts sign-on bonus for new hires

K&B Transportation announced that it has boosted its sign-on bonus for newly hired drivers, who now will receive $400 in orientation pay, $500 on their Nov. 21 paycheck prior to Thanksgiving and another $500 on their Dec. 19 paycheck before Christmas. Drivers for the Sioux City, Iowa-based refrigerated carrier also have the option to run over the Christmas holiday and earn an extra $250 bonus.

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

Top 10 state truck enforcement departments ranked by performance

Access Overdrive analysis of data on the top 10 high-performance states when it comes to truck enforcement, as ranked in the brand-new report from the American Transportation Research Institute, out today.

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Eager to add a truck? Consider these 9 points.

If you’re thinking about adding trucks, you can get a quick summary of nine key points to consider in a story by financial services provider ATBS.

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