Clean Ports bill floated in Congress

| August 29, 2013

The Clean Ports Act, introduced for the third time in as many years in Congress, would give states and local jurisdictions more authority over interstate commerce.

Driver shortage: Countdown to a capacity crunch, and a boost in rates?

| August 29, 2013

Is higher driver compensation just around the corner? This series -- part 1 available here -- looks at the tightening of the employment market for drivers, and the potential for a rate boost.

Diesel prices rise by a penny, more stable year-over-year

| August 27, 2013

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's weekly diesel price report issued Aug. 26, 2013, the national average price rose a penny over the preceding week to $3.91 per gallon. Prices remained largely steady over ...

The bypass filter advantage

| August 26, 2013

Part 2 in Kevin Rutherford's series on oil-change strategy. While oil analysis gives you the information to handle drain intervals more sensibly, bypass filtration adds another dimension to save money and downtime.

One owner-operator’s top 5 add-ons showcased at GATS

| August 26, 2013

Owner-operator Marc Springer spent part of his time at the Great American Trucking Show scoping these various add-ons, from charge-assist solar panels to cargo devices, he thought could help his bottom line.

How to prepare for a safety audit

| August 23, 2013

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

Obamacare: Decision upcoming for uninsured operators

| August 21, 2013

An ATBS informational document aims to help uninsured owner-operators make the decision on whether to purchase insurance to satisfy the individual mandate or continue uninsured.

Video log: Tagging along with a 10 mpg owner-operator

| August 19, 2013

Overdrive Equipment Editor is riding from Alabama to Dallas with owner-operator Henry Albert, and the two are aiming to average 10 mpg during the course of the trip in Albert's Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

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