Business

Industry stakeholders tell Congress size and weight increase good for economy, efficiency

Upping the size and weight limits for trucks on U.S. roads would reduce traffic, help road conditions and help the trucking industry absorb growth in the next few decades, said representatives of fleets, manufacturing and transportation planning at a House hearing held Feb. 27.

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Shoring up U.S. Highway Trust Fund critical for global competitiveness, DOT head says

Finding a solution to stabilizing the U.S.' Highway Trust Fund is not only critical to saving jobs but actually saves the country money in the long term, said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The U.S. must boost funding, too, to stay competitive globally.

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PIB tip: Shorter loan, less costly truck

The ideal loan term for a three-year depreciable asset like a heavy-duty truck is three or four years. Here's why.

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BulkLoads board buys CoopsOpen app

The CoopsOpen app allows users to simply update station statuses as they pass scales -- joining ScaleChek and Overdrive's own Trucker Tools with similar functionality.

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President unveils $302 billion highway funding plan, presses Congress to act

President Barack Obama laid out Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway funding plan proposal, calling on Congress to enact tax reform as a means of finding money to fund the Highway Trust fund and increase federal spending on the country's ailing roadways.

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Delo, Cummins sponsor 2013 Ram 2500 prizes for two top truckers

One Owner-Operator of the Year finalist and one Company Driver of the Year finalist will win a 2013 Ram 2500 next month in the annual contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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House bill would extend hours of service waivers for fuel haulers to end of May

A bill introduced in the House this week would if passed extend the exemptions to hours of service rules for propane and home heating fuel haulers to May 31, essentially taking measures beyond what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is capable of.

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Pilot asks court to consolidate fuel rebate lawsuits, hearing set for March 27

A judicial panel will hear argument Thursday, March 27, on a request by Pilot Flying J to consolidate seven of the remaining 17 lawsuits against the fuel provider and truck stop chain and transfer them to a federal court in East Tennessee.

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Mack making push for over-the-road market share, to announce rebranding efforts

In a push to increase its sales in over-the-road and long-haul applications, Mack Trucks will begin a rebranding effort at the ConExpo construction industry show in March in Las Vegas.

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ATBS tax ebook available

With chapters devoted to tax liabilities, deductions, key credits, successful bookkeeping practices and some alternative tax strategies, ATBS' new ebook focuses on how owner-operators can pay less in taxes.

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