Business

Owner-operator digital usage: Mobile uptick key trend in OD survey

Like the rest of society, owner-operators have become connected via smartphones, the Web and social media, and the increasingly ubiquitous use of mobile devices to perform business and personal tasks highlight Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity Study.

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Foxx sends Obama highway bill to Congress, trucking groups unhappy with tolling measures

The Obama administration's transportation funding plan has officially made its way to Congress, as Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the four-year, $302 billion plan April 29. Trucking groups, however, disapprove of the bill and its allowance of tolling Interstates.

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CSA crash-weighting study to be released in June, FMCSA says

Full implementation of the Safety Fitness Determination rule, which would replace the current safety-rating system, could follow two years after a hoped-for September proposal. More news from MCSAC's CSA Subcommittee meeting...

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Hours and recorders: Give safe drivers some freedom

You shouldn’t have to invest in electronic logging technology to continue proving that you're safe.

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Average diesel price climbs again in first consecutive increases in 2 months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose again in the week ended April 28, climbing four-tenths of a cent to $3.975.

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661,000 lbs.: Now that’s heavy haul!

These pictures tell the story of the equipment used to haul a massive steam turbine generator and other equipment from California to Agua Prieta in Mexico -- the move in process by Contractors Cargo.

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Overdrive’s Owner-Operator of the Year presented with pickup

Terry Smith, 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year in the contest produced by Overdrive and TCA, picked up his prize Thursday: A new 2013 Ram 2500 pickup.

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CARB approves some compliance alternatives, deadline delays for owner-ops, small fleets

CARB has voted to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving owner-operators and small fleets who financially were unable to comply with the rule some compliance alternatives.

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Connectivity for leisure: Facebook rules non-work Web use

  2014 Internet Use Study stories Both in the listed responses for favorite non-work website and the most-accessed app and site from mobile devices, Facebook is king, as the social networking site is listed with great regularity in the favorite website list.  Nearly 50 percent of respondents in Overdrive's survey reported using Facebook (47 percent), with more than 95 percent of those who reported using Facebook saying they have a personal Facebook account. Nearly 65 percent of those who reported ...

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ELD mandate could pave way for time-based pay prevalence

At least, watchers say, carriers may have better tools to support negotiation of hourly detention-pay schemes with shippers and receivers -- others, however, see potential downsides in the future, such as FMCSA further limiting hours...

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