Business

29 ports on the West Coast face shutdowns as labor dispute continues

| February 12, 2015

Ports up and down the West Coast are in the midst of another partial shutdown for a five-day period, despite pressure from retail advocates, a mounting backlog of cargo and intervention by a federal mediator.

The bar goes up on fuel surchargesPodcast

| February 12, 2015

In a podcast, Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, discusses fuel surcharges, sign-on bonuses, demand for owner-operators, and compensation trends for flatbedders and independents.

Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House

| February 12, 2015

In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.

Rule to require stability control systems on trucks reaches OMB

| February 11, 2015

The rule, which came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control crashes, according to the synopses from NHTSA.

Obamacare deadline in 4 days — ripple effects in operator pay on the way?

| February 11, 2015

The mandate to have health insurance could put trucking's independent contractor model in jeopardy. More on looming ACA deadline here.

DOT begins audit of FMCSA’s compliance with 34-hour restart study requirements

| February 10, 2015

The OIG says its objective is to “determine whether FMCSA’s design and implementation of the restart study complies with the requirements of the act.”

Record year for owner-operator income: Here are the numbers

| February 10, 2015

Net income for independents and flatbedders topped $60,000. Independents’ income showed the biggest gain over the year, 8.7 percent.

New free load board on the way

| February 10, 2015

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

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