Short and sweet: Length-of-haul strategies at work

| July 10, 2013

Operators and carriers discuss strategies toward adequate rates and compensation given declining length-of-haul in reefer and dry van segments, and how flatbed differs.

Oregon legislature passes limited road user fee bill

| July 09, 2013

Oregon’s legislature has become the first nationwide to approve a voluntary road user fee for drivers of vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds. Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber reportedly is expected to sign the legislation that ...

67 ways to save on fuel

| July 09, 2013

$4 a gallon diesel is the new normal, and that figure may be considered dirt cheap a few years from now. Here's a comprehensive list of fuel tips to help you extend your fuel as far as it'll go.

Trucking employment down 3,500 jobs as overall employment rises

| July 08, 2013

For the second straight month, employment in the for-hire trucking industry sank, as 3,500 jobs were shed in June, according to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Short and sweet: Pros, cons of length-of-haul trends

| July 08, 2013

Part 1 in a two-part length-of-haul analysis presents owner-operator advantages/disadvantages of the trucking trend to shorter haul length in reefer and dry van segment.

Data analysis use to predict …. driver happiness?

| July 06, 2013

FleetRisk Advisors' predictive analysis engine -- think of it as the Moneyball approach to carrier risk management -- can help carriers reduce turnover, the company says; we've got some ideas on that score, too. . .

Employer mandate in healthcare law delayed until 2015

| July 03, 2013

The mandate included in the 2010 Affordable Care Act law ("Obamacare") that requires employers with more than 50 employees to provide a health insurance coverage to employees has been pushed back a year to 2015.

All three segments post all-time highs as rates surge

| July 02, 2013

Flatbed, reefer and dry van rates all rose to their highest points ever, according to numbers released this week by online loadboard Internet Truckstop.

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