Business

Calif. VMT tax pilot project follows Ore.’s weight-mile lead

Trucking telematics provider EROAD tapped to track heavy-duty participants in California's vehicle-miles-traveled tax pilot project, running nine months beginning in July.

Read More

Hours exemption for Oregon loggers extended per 2015-passed highway bill

The extension of the expiration date is in response to a provision in the December-passed FAST Act highway bill that extended exemptions in effect when the bill was enacted. The bill extended the exemptions to five years from the date they were were issued from two years.

Read More

Request to allow some drivers to use detention time as off-duty time denied by FMCSA

An exemption request from the American Trucking Associations that would allow drivers to exclude detention time at a natural gas or oil well site from their total 14 on-duty hours has been denied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Read More

FMCSA shuts down two-truck fleet in fourth carrier shutdown order of year

The agency says the two-truck N.C.-based carrier didn't follow hours of service rules, didn't properly maintain its equipment, didn't drug test drivers and more.

Read More

Owner-operator niche: Auto hauling — hard to get established, but lucrative if you can

Auto hauling is one of the more difficult trucking segments to enter and master, but it also can be one of the most financially rewarding, with many auto haulers bringing home net pay of six figures. Here's what it takes and how owner-operators can get into it.

Read More

Wyoming-based seven-truck carrier ordered to shut down following FMCSA investigation

Violations include: Failing to conduct pre-employment background checks on drivers, failing to ensure drivers were qualified before dispatching them, failing to properly monitor drivers to ensure compliance with hours-of-service requirements, using a driver who tested positive for a controlled substance and failure to maintain equipment.

Read More

Audio mailbag from the ‘driver wage shortage’

In this mailbag podcast, an owner-operator out of Charlotte, N.C., offered an addition to the "driver shortage" phrase that he -- along with many others -- feels might well clear things up a bit. He's not the first to say it, but it bears repeating.

Read More

Spot market update: Reefer warming with the weather, van gaining steam

momentum in carriers’ favor, said DAT’s Ken Harper in this week’s weekly spot market update, continuing the momentum seen in recent weeks for both the reefer segment and van and flatbed segments. More here...

Read More
AD

Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz dates set for early June

Approximately 75,000 inspections occur each year during the Roadcheck inspection blitz, done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others. Here are the dates for this year's Roadcheck.

Read More

Partners in Business tip: Prepare for loans

When you apply for a loan, you should come armed with certain information. Here's what you need.

Read More