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PIB tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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Two owner-operators get court victory in labor law, classification dispute

A federal judge has ordered a California carrier to reinstate two owner-operators and cease illegal labor activities.

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Load availability continues to boom on spot market despite small monthly drops

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year increases.

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Teamsters score historic first when FedEx drivers vote to join

For the first time, FedEx drivers in the U.S. have voted to join the Teamsters union. In a 26-18 vote held Oct. 14, FedEx Freight drivers in Croydon, Pa., elected to join the union.

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Protect your exhaust flange by keeping the throttle in check

I teach people to drive as if there's an egg between their foot and the throttle. Flanges take abuse, and that is why there is flex-pipe in all exhaust systems: to help alleviate the torque of both the engine and your right foot.

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U.S. diesel average falls 3.5 cents in biggest drop in year and a half

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Oct. 13 to $3.698, per the Energy Department.

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Far from just a ‘driver gripe': Parking a growing concern for fleets, too

A perennial concern of drivers and owner-operators stands firm in the ranks at the No. 6 position in a prominent fleet survey: Truck parking,

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Full docket for FMCSA: Update on the next 12 months’ jam-packed regulatory schedule

Between now and the end of next summer, FMCSA projects it will publish at least five proposed or final rules to either change existing or add new regulations to the industry, according to a monthly Department of Transportation report.

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Cheaper crude driving down diesel prices; price drop expected to continue

The country’s average price for a gallon of diesel fuel should continue to fall this year and next, according to the Department of Energy, who projects diesel to average $3.68 in the fourth quarter, $3.85 for the year and $3.80 next year.

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Safety Fitness Determination rule under review by FMCSA’s top brass, agency leader says

The long-awaited Safety Fitness Determination rule has hit the “front office” of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said FMCSA Chief Safety Officer Jack Van Steenburg, which is one of the last stops before moving to the White House for approval.

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