Business

Owner-operators trend optimistic about business in 2017

We can take the optimism expressed in these results with a crunchy-good grain of road salt or sand, but for the first time in the few years, a majority of owner-operators think this coming year will be better than the last. Recent indicators agree...

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December makes six straight months for trucking industry job growth

Trucking employment gained steam in the second half of 2016.

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Christmas-New Year ‘downtime week’ rates some of the strongest this year for reefers, vans

This weekly spot market update, covering last week's Christmas-New Year interregnum for a sizable chunk of the American economy, showed van and reefer rates remaining strong, "perhaps even stronger" than prior weeks, noted DAT's Ken Harper.

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Two large carriers to become publicly traded companies as early as this year

Schneider National, the eight largest carrier in the country, has filed an application with the SEC to become publicly owned and begin trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Daseke has entered into a merger deal with an investment firm will become a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq.

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Van rates gain momentum, reefer and flatbed flat

Rates for dry van loads in December climbed to their highest monthly average since June, tying that month for the strongest van rates since early fall 2015, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Reefer and flatbed rates in the month were mostly unchanged from November.

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Partners in Business tip: Factors that influence interest rates

Want to know what factors most influence your credit rating and, thus, your interest rates for truck loans? Here's what you need to know.

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Montana temporarily relaxes hours-of-service regulations for certain truckers

Winter weather prompted Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to issue an emergency declaration, allowing drivers hauling propane, heating oil and diesel fuel in Montana to be exempt from hours-of-service regulations.

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2017: Regulations, the economy and your career path

Is your career path leading you to become a "critical-thinking, problem-solving" business owner?

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2016’s top trucking stories: ELD mandate and 34-hour restart survive, Trump on trucking, autonomous truck action and more

Year's top trucking stories include ELDs, hours, Trump and trucking, gliders' potential demise, slow rates and more.

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Van, reefer ending the year on fairly strong footing

In the past week, the focal point of a lot of activity was on the Midwest and along the East Coast, where freight had to arrive at its final destination before the end of the week.

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