Business

PIB tip: Obtain a monthly earnings statement

All of your records should be converted into a profit and loss statement at the end of every month to show miles, revenue, costs and how much money you made or lost.

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30-second trucker tip: How to find and play podcasts

Bored with the same old CDs and satellite radio programs to tickle your ears while you’re on the road? If you’ve got internet access, you can liven up those long hours with some fresh programming that suits your mood and interests.

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Flatbed booms as rates stay strong in April

Flatbed rates soared again in April, setting another high. And although reefer and dry van rates fell off a bit, both are still near all-time highs.

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Video log: Test driving the 2014 International ProStar with the Eaton-Cummins powertrain

CCJ Executive Editor Jack Roberts outside Chicago, Ill., this week to get a peak at the 2014 International ProStar equipped with the Eaton-Cummins Smart Advantage powertrain.

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How owner-operators connect: Mobile highlights devices, access points

Owner-operator smartphone users overwhelmingly access the Web daily, with more than 75 percent saying they access every day and more than 20 percent saying they’re constantly connected to the Web, according to Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity Study.

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Diesel price stumbles, could start expected summer decline

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended May 5 1.1 cents to $3.964, ending the latest string of increases at just two weeks, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Overdrive Company Driver of the Year presented with pickup

Jack Fielding last week was presented with the 2013 Ram 2500 he won as 2013 Driver of the Year in the contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Cargo theft incidents drop, value rises as food, home loads remain hot targets

In the first three months of the year, 206 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value per load of $207,982, according to FreightWatch International's quarterly theft report. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

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Lane-changing Buick nails trailer’s rear — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck operator John Doe was unable to keep his truck from being struck by a car that cut into his lane without warning. Was this a preventable accident?

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6,800 trucking jobs added in April, unemployment rate tumbles

The for-hire trucking industry added 6,800 payroll jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released May 2 by the DOL. The economy as a whole added 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent.

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