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Trucking hits record employment following big job gains in June

For-hire trucking employment now totals 1.4585 million.

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Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage. It can also cut costs by giving you a precise reading on whether your oil has exhausted its lifespan and needs to be changed to protect your engine, or whether there are many miles of useful life remaining. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator ...

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Final e-log rule moves a step closer to publication

A looming Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the Office of Secretary of Transportation, moving the rule a small step closer to publication and implementation.

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Audit of FMCSA shows agency needs to make improvements to CSA, carrier intervention

The DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program is out of sync with real-word crash risk and needs to be realigned to better predict carrier safety, says a report made public this week.

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Second cargo theft warning issued for holiday weekend, thieves expected to be active

FreightWatch International this week issued a warning to carriers and others in the freight supply chain urging them to watch out for cargo thieves during the July 4th weekend, citing an uptick around holidays in cargo theft activity.

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The Dispatcher app: More book-now freight options via smartphone

Billing itself as a "concierge service" for independents, the Dispatcher app offers automation of the freight-booking process. Since its soft launch, a few thousand operators now use it regularly.

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State’s trucks-only toll plan stymied for now

Rhode Island lawmakers ended their regular session June 25 without approving a plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only user fee on about two dozen bridges.

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PC-Miler with hours manager

ALK Technologies introduction of the hours manager into PC-Miler software allows for better small fleet back-office planning around required breaks, among top problems with the hours of service recently identified by Overdrive readers.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Cycle analysis: Geographical freight, rate trends

In all segments, the top states for rates on outbound loads show contiguous areas spread across the Midwest and South. For inbound states, the Northeast dominates, but complications abound.

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Senate introduces bill to reform FMCSA, review existing trucking regulations

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) last week filed a bill aimed at reforming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration including making its rule-making process more open to industry stakeholders and Congress and more transparent to the public.

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