Business

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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CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

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PIB tip: Open a separate checking account for your business

If you are the sole owner of the business, open an additional personal account and save yourself the extra fees associated with business accounts. Deposit your settlement checks in this account and pay yourself for driving from these funds. A separate account will also give you easy access to all of the information needed in case you are ever audited. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services ...

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Connectivity for business: Load boards, weather, job searches highlight work resources

Online load boards, weather apps and trucking news apps and sites top open responses from Overdrive readers on their favorite work-related websites.

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Agency to start process of hiking carrier insurance minimums with MCSAC meeting

An FMCSA committee will meet this month to begin work on the agency's plan to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance required by carriers.

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Traffic added $9.2 billion to trucking industry costs in 2013

Trucking lost $9.209 billion to traffic congestion in 2013, according to a recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute, who says the industry in aggregate was delayed 141 million hours in the year.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Bill could require carriers to pay drivers for detention time

The Obama administration's highway bill provisions include driver compensation reform, including a requirement that carriers pay drivers for time spent on-duty but not driving.

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CSA’s golden triangle more like a ‘scarlet letter’

Audio from Panther's Irwin Shires and Transplace's Tom Sanderson at the CSA Subcommittee meeting shows difficulties of carriers dealing with the mark of the CSA program.

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