Be wary: Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking place this week

| June 05, 2013

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, will take place June 4-6 this year.

Over regulation killing owner-operators, says ATA chair

| June 04, 2013

Mike Card put it bluntly last week at the Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Las Vegas: The costs of complying with regulations in the trucking industry is smothering owner-operators and small fleet owners.

Reefer, van rates skyrocket in May

| June 04, 2013

Spot market rates for reefer and dry van loads leapt dramatically in May, a month that saw rates for all three segments rise and reefer rates hit an all-time high.

Infrastructure can’t handle truck size, weight increases, OOIDA says in public session

| June 03, 2013

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association spoke against changing truck size and weight limits at a Department of Transportation session to gather public feedback.

NJ bill bars owner-operators from drayage, gov. may veto

| June 03, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not said if he will sign a bill that would bar owner-operators from drayage and parcel delivery service.

Credit loosening, income rising for owner-operators, says ATBS

| June 01, 2013

Institutional investors are looking for places to put their money, which is good news for owner-operators who've been hamstrung by tight credit since the recession.

California regulations drive out owner-operators

| June 01, 2013

Owner-operators are being driven out of business and the market value of used trucks has been hijacked by the ever-tightening emissions regulations in California, said a panel this week.

Keeping video documentation of your mishaps

| May 31, 2013

A dash cam on display at Great West keeps HD video recording synced with location for insurance if trouble arises.

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