PIB tip: Work to improve your credit

| June 19, 2014

Credit scores can be improved slowly over time. Here's how.

Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding

| June 19, 2014

A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the pump.

Load, self-dispatch automation: Heads up on two services

| June 19, 2014

Introducing DashHaul.com and Comfreight.com, two more load matching services aimed at involving direct shippers and great automation of the process.

Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

Bruce Mallinson | June 18, 2014

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. It’s up to you.

Barr-Nunn upping team pay

| June 18, 2014

Barr-Nunn Transportation announced this week it is raising its pay for team drivers to a base rate of 55 cents a mile (empty or loaded) and 59 cents a mile for hazmat loads (placarded or ...

Lawsuit over FMCSA guidance on CSA scores dismissed

| June 17, 2014

In a brief to media and members, the board of the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation reported that the suit they brought against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2012 had been decided in favor of FMCSA.

Overcoming the ‘gap': A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamics

| June 17, 2014

While bumper-mounted air dams, wheel coverings and trailer side skirts and tails have improved airflow underneath and around tractor-trailers dramatically, the trailer gap remains a stubborn aerodynamic challenge for engineers.

Federal court says fleet’s drivers are employees, not contractors in Calif. ruling

| June 17, 2014

An appeals court June 16 ruled that drivers working for Georgia-based carrier Affinity Logistics — but working in California — were not independent contractors, as the fleet argued, but were employees, due to the control the carrier had over its drivers’ work.

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