Business

In the per-diem weeds with company drivers

In which a reader asks a question about treatment of the standard per-diem deduction depending on how the carrier treats a standard reimbursement -- after-tax or pre-tax. Mike Calahan of ATBS provides the answer.

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Apex Capital, KeepTruckin ink partnership

The Apex Capital factoring/resource company announced a partnership with KeepTruckin to offer customers a solution to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate.

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Wes Memphis answers your questions on ELDs’ potential income effect

Amid the charges of 'fake news' under Wes Memphis last Channel 19 post on ELDs' income effect there were a few salient questions, which Memphis returns to answer here. Also: Poll results from our income/ELD question show some reality/expectation divide.

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SimpleTruck giving away six months’ ELD service

Simple Truck ELD is a provider of a scaled-down electronic logging device now offering owner-operators six months of free service when they sign up for 12 months for only $228 ($19 per month).

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Update on ELD fight and more with OOIDA’s Todd Spencer, small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, hear just where OOIDA's ELD fight stands today, likewise take a run through a bevy of other issues, from hours possibilities inherent in the FMCSA's upcoming split-sleeper pilot test, the state of safety measurement, training and more.

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Driver turnover rate at large fleets hits five-year low

The choppy freight environment in 2016 caused driver turnover rates to slow throughout the year, ATA says, reaching their lowest point since 2011. However, if freight picks up, turnover rates will climb again, ATA notes.

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Demand edges down, but freight volumes steady in van, lagging a bit in reefer with weather

A little "bitter fruit" in the spot market update this week, notes Ken Harper of DAT. "We're still seeing good volumes on freight, especially on the Top 100 van lanes, but unfortunately the capacity is there as well, so rates haven't lifted."

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Landstar contractor wins $25,000 as year’s top owner-operator

Landstar Systems’ Gary Buchs won $25,000 Tuesday night when he was named 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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TCA names two carriers as Best Fleets to Drive For

Here are North America's top two fleets for drivers, as named by TCA each year at its annual convention.

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Small carrier services firm countersues FTC for defamation, loss of business

A collection of motor carrier filing services and their proprietors have countersued the Federal Trade Commission, claiming the agency’s publicly announced accusations of fraud against the companies and their owners have damaged their reputations and their business’ revenue.

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