Business

PIB tip: Carry a notebook with your receipt envelope

This notebook will be used to record those expenses for which you cannot obtain a receipt, such as when you wash your truck at a coin-operated facility or personal use of your auto, so you can deduct the expenses at tax time.

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CSA’s Fallout: ‘Play the game’ to get out of the lockup

How the team at Old Time Express turned the lock open out of 'safety jail,' reversing its Conditional rating and winning back business.

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CSA’s Fallout: Trapped in a CSA nightmare

Part 1 of this story of how one small fleet operator got stuck in "safety jail" as a Conditional safety rating, a high BASIC score in hours and violations compounded and business vanished.

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With highway money running out, DOT warns states of project funding cuts

Department of Transportation head Anthony Foxx sent a letter to states July 1 telling them the DOT will have to start restricting reimbursement payments to states starting Aug. 1, unless Congress can act to shore up Highway Trust Fund cash flow before that date.

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Self-driving trucks are here: Daimler introduces ‘Highway Pilot’ autonomous truck

Speculation about autonomous -- or "driverless" -- vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept a reality.

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Trucking employment jumps again in June, U.S. job growth healthy

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released by the government. The U.S. economy as a whole in May added 288,000 non-farm jobs, pushing the country’s unemployment rate down to 6.1 percent -- its lowest since Sept. 2008.

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Hotels4Truckers dropping membership fee

Attendant to those plans -- slated for the middle of this month -- the website is launching a new look and feel for its hotel search and discount site for drivers.

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Carriers’ crystal ball: Load One keeps drivers with help of Stay Metrics

The Stay Metrics program uses driver feedback to improve retention. It does this by tracking engagement in a rewards program and evaluating results of periodic satisfaction surveys and exit interviews.

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Carriers’ crystal ball: John Christner Trucking gains from ‘big data’

Christner uses Athena, a new product from Vigillo, the industry’s leader in CSA data analysis. Athena uses a broad range of data, from driver-generated and CSA-related to information from areas such as weather reports and population density stats.

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Diesel price ticks up in second straight weekly increase

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second straight week in the week ended June 30, climbing just one-tenth of a cent to $3.920, according to the Department of Energy.

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