7 ways to spend too much on tires

| September 17, 2013

Practices that optimize tread wear, preserve sidewall strength and lengthen tire life in other ways can save hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars a year. Here are the most common tire threats.

Driver ‘appreciation,’ respect needed at the loading dock

| September 12, 2013

If carriers want to show drivers appreciation, they need to work with their own customers to mitigate the disrespect drivers are shown by shippers and receivers, writes Kevin Jones.

A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

| September 12, 2013

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

Tidbits on tolls: Where the money goes, state-by-state breakdown and more

| September 11, 2013

What states have the most tolls? And how is the money divvied up? A recent infographic offers a glimpse into questions regarding tolls in the U.S.

NJ governor vetoes owner-operator bill

| September 11, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has used his strongest veto power against legislation that would have barred owner-operators from the drayage and parcel delivery service.

4 tips for buying a used truck

| September 11, 2013

Your next truck could generate close to $1 million in revenue – possibly much more. So it’s worth taking plenty of time to make the right choice.

Diesel price flat week to week, remains down from 2012

| September 10, 2013

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel did not move in the week ended Sept. 9 from the previous week, holding at $3.981 a gallon, ending a 3-week upswing.

FMCSA says it’s researching crash weighting in CSA scores

| September 10, 2013

FMCSA is studying the feasibility of incorporating crash accountability into Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores and plans to release its Crash Weighting Research Plan sometime this year, the agency says.

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