Business

Diesel price hits lowest point in 14 months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since the week ended July 1, 2013, after falling 1.4 cents in the week ended Aug. 25 to $3.821. The price of diesel has now fallen eight straight weeks, dating back to the week ended July 7.

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IdleAir adds four Pilot stops, five dedicated facilities

IdleAir announced at the Great American Trucking Show last week it now operates five dedicated facilities with single terminals in conjunction with C.R. england, Con-way Truckload, CalArk, Werner Enterprises and TSA/Panamex. The truck stop electrification service provides a/c, heat, 120V electricity, high-speed Internet and DirectTV. The company announced it plans to open five more carrier-dedicated terminals by early 2015. In addition to the five new dedicated facilities, IdleAir announced it completed construction in the first half of 2014 ...

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Kevin Rutherford emphasizes clarity of mission, strategy at GATS Partners in Business

In this podcast audio from the GATS Partners in Business seminar, Rutherford explores the difference between detail-heavy business tactics and what many owner-operators clearly need: defined goals and mission that amount to clear strategy.

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Checking in with independent Cody Blankenship at GATS

Waco, Texas-based independent owner-operator Cody Blankenship brings the family to GATS -- what's he been up to lately? Update here...

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Tale of two drivers at Partners in Business:

Todd Amen presented the latest in revenue/income averages and trends from ATBS' owner-operator clients, which continue to follow what's been happening over a decade now. Better income on fewer miles.

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Inspections, natural-gas vehicles probed at GATS

An analysis of Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations shows the driver is in control of carrier scores; And natural gas, according to some, is ready to 'Ride on' indeed.

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VIDEO: Telematics boost, demand driving interoperable standard

Will the "Connected Vehicle" future have any benefit to independents? Exploring some of the possibilities here with Hirschbach Motor Lines' Jim Coffren's take from the fleet side.

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Rand McNally unveils new IntelliRoute truck-specific GPS, mobile ELD compatibility

Rand McNally introduced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show new, updated versions of its line of truck-specific GPS units, the IntelliRoute TND. It also announced its HD 100 electronic logging device now works with smart phones, tablets and its IntelliRoute GPS devices.

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TruckingOffice bookkeeping software introduces upgraded version with load planning and tracking functionality

Owner-operator/small-fleet software provider TruckingOffice announced a newly upgraded version of its online package, TruckingOffice Pro, designed to meet customer demand for more complex hauling,

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VIDEO: Analysis of what’s happening with ELDs / bankruptcies

Analyst Donald Broughton on what's happening behind a trend that is running against the usual for trucking bankruptcies: FMCSA's pressure on company over hours of service noncompliance.

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