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Used post-2010 sleeper trucks growing in availability, could give owner-ops chance at more fuel efficient models

The number of 3- to 5-year-old trucks available on the used truck market saw an uptick in recent months due to an influx in new truck orders and corresponding trade-ins. A flood of 3-5-year-old trucks could give owner-operators the chance at getting in a more fuel efficient model.

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Industry concerns aside, FMCSA releases smartphone app to allow easier access to CSA scores

Despite the trucking industry’s concerns over the quality, quantity and consistency of the data used to form CSA rankings, FMCSA unveiled a smartphone app designed to encourage use of those rankings by brokers, insurers and others.

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Learning the support ropes: D’Ann Shapiro-Landman

How Shapiro-Landman transitioned to "glove-box office" manager for her husband's soon-to-be-minted owner-operator business after a law enforcement career.

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Mailbag: ‘Don’t help the lawyers. Help us.’ –Readers on insurance

In this podcast, readers weigh in on rising insurance costs, urging regulators and congress not to hike minimums, which might well serve only to line the pockets of attorneys and deleteriously affect the trucking business.

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FMCSA’s latest projections for dates on e-log mandate, speed limiters and more

Here are the dates the DOT and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expect to publish significant rulemakings this year.

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Diesel price snaps month-long streak of increases, falls 2.7 cents

The Department of Energy in its weekly report pegged the U.S. at-pump average at $2.917 — $1.086 lower than the same week last year.

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A final chance to dodge the Obamacare tax penalty

The federally facilitated health insurance marketplaces are reopening for enrollment through April 30.

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Court denies FMCSA’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit against CSA’s DataQ’s system

A bid by FMCSA to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it and its CSA program’s DataQ’s appeals process has been denied. The suit centers on FMCSA’s use of violations against drivers and carriers after citations were dismissed in court.

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Pilot settles some of remaining lawsuits in fuel rebate scheme

Three of the seven carriers who opted out of Pilot’s $85 million class-action settlement are dropping their lawsuits against the truck stop chain and fuel provider, saying they have reached settlements with the company.

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2014 cargo theft report: Trends point to elevated threat, more sophisticated thieves

FreightWatch says cargo thieves in the U.S. are becoming more sophisticated, with data “suggesting organized thieves offset the lack of access to a high quantity of shipments by targeting higher value merchandise,” the report notes.

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