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Partners in Business tip: Shop for insurance

Don’t automatically include insurance in the final contract of a truck loan. Shop around beforehand, and you may opt to buy it elsewhere.

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N.C. reviewing I-77 contract after toll company files bankruptcy in Texas

North Carolina is reexamining a Cintra subsidiary’s contract to add toll lanes to I-77 after a separate division of the corporation became the second of its subsidiaries holding a road contract with a state to file bankruptcy since 2014.

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One independent’s comeback from the brink: A run with Ted Bowers

A rare opportunity to make part of a run with Kingston, Tenn.-based Ted Bowers, owner of the small trucking company that bears his name, yields a story of adversity overcome that holds lessons in the importance of close freight, accounting, driver and other partnerships.

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FMCSA proposes rule to help military veterans obtain CDL, get into trucking industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking to make it easier for current and former military personnel to obtain a commercial learner’s permit or CDL with two regulatory changes.

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Tomorrow’s Trucker — The new face of independence: Autonomy, partnerships and technology

As the Millennial generation takes the reins of trucking, a new business model built upon connectivity will define the most successful owner-operators. Here’s how owner-operators of the future survive and thrive…

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Fireworks haulers want hours exemption renewed, loggers seek securement exemption

The FMCSA is seeking public comment on two exemption requests – one for fireworks haulers from the 14-hour rule during the July 4 holiday period, and one for the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association from certain cargo securement regulations.

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FMCSA holding ‘beyond compliance’ public listening sessions next month at MATS, CVSA spring meeting

The first session will be held Friday, April 1 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:15-3 p.m. eastern time. The second session will be held Monday, April 25 at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Spring 2016 Workshop in Chicago from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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Tomorrow’s Trucker: How a rapidly evolving trucking industry is reinventing the owner-operator

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, we take a realistic look at what truck operators can expect from their livelihood in the coming decades, including a look at the evolution of the business model, likely regulatory reform, the daily tasks of tomorrow's trucker and shifts in the trucker pay model.

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Diesel prices spiked nearly 8 cents last week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 7.8 cents to $2.099 per gallon.

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FourKites’ new load-tracking service for any cellphone

Real-time location information is fed into the FourKites platform to predict ETAs and provide delay alerts and arrival and departure times at stops using circular and polygon geo-fences.

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