Rates continued tumble in February

| March 05, 2013

Spot market rates in February continued a now three-month-long downward slide in February, save for a one-penny increase in flatbed rates.

Caterpillar’s latest piece of machinery — a smartphone

| March 04, 2013

It's not yellow, but it is rugged and built for on-the-job conditions.

Minnesota governor wants new tax on trucking

| March 04, 2013

New data and opposition to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed budget might impact his plan to institute a 5.5 percent sales tax on trucking and other services.

Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

| February 28, 2013

Rep. Thomas Petri said a vehicle miles traveled tax — a highway usage fee, essentially — may be a source of revenue for highway funding in the future.

Audit your drug/alcohol testing consortium

| February 28, 2013

Video interview with regulatory consultant Richard Wilson highlights the need to double-check and pre-audit your drug and alcohol testing consortium for compliance with regulations -- if you don't, it could come back to haunt you.

Fuel tax less costly than mpg standards, says MIT

| February 28, 2013

A study from MIT released last week says that higher federal gasoline taxes would be less costly to the public and do more to curb fuel use — thus, reduce emissions more — than mpg and efficiency standards instituted in 2012.

LaHood: ‘Sequester is dumb,’ next highway bill needs to be longer

| February 28, 2013

In an address to AASHTO Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said sequester would be a setback to transportation and the next highway bill should be five years long, not two.

Owner-operators: Master the credit game

| February 28, 2013

With some lenders warming up to owner-operators, don’t miss the chance to improve your rating and save thousands of dollars in interest payments.

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