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Truckstop.com announces new LoadPay system, gives owner-ops greater control over load payments

MATS 2016

Truckstop.com unveiled March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., a new system, LoadPay, that it says will give owner-operators greater control in how they receive payments from brokers and allow them to avoid factoring services to receive their payment.

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Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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OOIDA hits FMCSA with lawsuit to block ELD mandate, calls rule arbitrary and unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association this week filed initial arguments in its challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule.

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Spot market volume takes a spring break

At once, in this weekly update, there remains reasons to be optimistic for the uptick in freight/rates that usually runs through June or July in a typical year -- also, DAT Trucker app updated at MATS 2016..

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Bad roads hasten one owner-operator’s retirement — and more infrastructure voices

What stretch of North American highway in your experience would warrant the nomination for the No. 1 'Worst Road' all around?

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FMCSA blocks Canadian trucker from U.S., citing violations of out-of-service orders

FMCSA said Gill “willfully disregarded the out-of-service order” in three separate instances in four days and continued driving his truck before being shut down after the fourth order. He was also found to have surreptitiously taken his truck from a storage facility where it had been towed.

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Truck operators to take on most of driver training rule costs, per FMCSA figures

Drivers themselves will bear the bulk of the rule’s costs, according to FMCSA’s calculations. The 30-day period for owner-operators and other industry stakeholders to file formal comments ends in a week.

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New FetchDesk freight brokerage app announced, pre-registration available

Once the system launches later this year, pre-subscribed users will be sent an account code that will allow them to post upcoming empty trucks up to eight days in advance by using their phone. Carriers don't search for loads – they are contacted by shippers and brokers – and are paid 100 percent of the invoice price, the company says,

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Diesel prices climb for sixth straight week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.121. Prices increased in all but two regions – the Midwest and West Coast less California.

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Calif. VMT tax pilot project follows Ore.’s weight-mile lead

Trucking telematics provider EROAD tapped to track heavy-duty participants in California's vehicle-miles-traveled tax pilot project, running nine months beginning in July.

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