Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, however, know Congressional action is unlikely.
Apnea clarification unlikely in short term to remedy the condition’s growing importance in medical certifications
Though FMCSA says it will send a bulletin to medical examiners to clarify its guidelines on screening drivers for sleep apnea, it's unlikely medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term driver medical certifications contingent on apnea testing will be affected.
Sue and Kevin Nelson's 2012 single-drive-axle Freightliner Columbia is Straight Forward Transportation’s “hotshot on steroids,” says Sue Nelson, acquired to augment a business founded the non-dually drive axle of a Ford F250 pickup, still in operation.
Today hauling classic cars, farm equipment and other rolling stock, Greg Cutler of Fon Du Lac, Wis., got into hotshot hauling after years as a tow operator.
FedEx Freight says drivers at its Louisville, Ky., hub voted last week against joining the Teamsters union. The Louisville vote was the latest chapter in the Teamsters’ recent run at the parcel carrier giant.
Also: Independent former hotshot/car hauler Joey Slaughter's step deck transition with an all-aluminum 53-foot Chaparral step.
Atlanta-area owner-operator Jeff Ward started his hotshot business with a diesel F450 cab and chassis outfitted with a flatbed body and gooseneck-type hitch.
Per-mile spot market rates in reefer and dry van segments saw big jumps in November, keeping in line with seasonal trends, while flatbed rates fell a few cents in the month.
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