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Inspection hot zone along the southern border

No area of the country shows such a contiguous grouping of high-inspection-intensity states as the four states lining the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

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Acquisition: Broker buys equipment-haul portal

The Absolute Worldwide Logistics broker/3PL has purchased Shipmymachinery.com for an undisclosed sum.

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OOIDA, Congressman, others opposed to FMCSA’s proposed compliance sticker rule

Many trucking industry voices — including one in Congress — submit comments in opposition to FMCSA's proposal to require trucks to be equipped with decals of compliance.

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The scuffle over upping truck weight limit to 91,000 pounds: TCA comes out in opposition, Werner sees mixed benefit

A Congressional move to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways would do more to hurt the trucking industry’s productivity than help it, says the Truckload Carriers Association. That and more takes...

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Audio mailbag: More voices in favor of swift action on the problem of uncompensated detention

Calls continue to come in from drivers around the nation in response to the Detention détente series of reports -- in this podcast, drivers weigh in on the regulatory apparatus' potential role.

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IRS to allow higher per diem for meal expenses for owner-ops starting Oct. 1

Truck operators starting Oct. 1 will be able to deduct up to $4 more a day from their yearly income for meal expenses. A change in IRS rules that goes into effect that day raises truckers’ per diem meal expense rates to $63 a day, up from the current $59 mark.

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Van demand follows reefer up Northwest, falls nationally

Van rates held steady, meanwhile, compared to our last update but were down week over week. And: A way to get back to Chicago from Denver without breaking the bank.

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How to see through bad advice on revenue per mile

Adding a stop to a run, even when the rate is good, can be a "dead loser," says Richard DeForest of ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator financial services provider.

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

Cat cutting up to 10,000 jobs, blames three straight years of falling sales/revenue

Cat blames lower than expected revenue in 2015 — $48 billion expected this year instead of the forecasted $49 billion — and another expected 5 percent drop in 2016 as reasons for the cost-cutting campaign.

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Reservation systems, pay-to-park efforts in critical eye of new truck parking analysis

Close to half of all driver respondents to a wide-ranging ATRI survey on parking reported no willingness to pay for parking whatsoever -- the survey examined this and other parking issues.

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