Business

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

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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