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The winter blues: This week’s spot freight, rates update

Demand fell nationally for vans, but it's likely to heat up with better weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions this week as the area digs out from under 2 to 3 feet of snow. ...

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Partners in Business tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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What’s the total cost of ownership of a Class 8 truck over 15 years?

A new Class 8 truck off the lot of a dealership is likely going to cost between $113,000 for a day cab and $125,000 for a sleeper, but as owner-operators are well aware, that's jut the beginning of the cost of ownership. Here one report's 15-year total.

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Study: More home time and off time boosts driver pay and mileage

A study published this week by driver recruiting and retention firm Stay Metrics reveals that truck operator mileage sees a jump when carriers allow them to take requested time off from work.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent CDL school leader goes to prison, as does HHG mover

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in two trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each:

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DOT issues five-year ban to drug tester who issued fraudulent results to trucking co.’s

A DOT drug tester has been issued a Public Interest Exclusion order that bans trucking companies from using his services for five years.

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2016 Best Fleets to Drive For announced by TCA

Fleets are scored on total compensation package, health benefits, pension plans, professional development opportunities, career path/advancement opportunities and more. Here are 2016's 20 winners.

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‘Beyond Compliance’ public listening session to be held Sunday

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold the second of two public listening sessions Sunday, Jan. 31, to hear feedback from trucking industry stakeholders on a potential “beyond compliance” program.

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ELDs on the market today

This most recent update to Overdrive's August 2015-published comparison chart offers quick looks at 19 395.15-compliant electronic logging devices currently on the market.

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6 states issue hours-of-service waivers for emergency loads in wake of Winter Storm Jonas

Six East Coast states have issued temporary and limited hours-of-service exemptions for certain relief load haulers in the wake of the historic winter storm that impacted about a third of the U.S. population.

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