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Cycle analysis: Assessing rate patterns by negotiation day, time of day, quarter and geographical area

Overdrive’s review of data mined by the Truckstop.com load board reveals trends in negotiation timing and lanes. Some could surprise you – and even reward you.

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FMCSA grants hours of service exemption for oversize/overweight haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the current hours-of-service regulations to haulers of oversize/overweight loads.

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Fleet Focus: New pay packages for Transport America, Cargo Transporters, J&R Schugel

Transport America announced a pay increase that will allow all of its owner-operators to make $1 per mile. The pay increase, which goes into effect July 1, eliminates the difference between hazmat and non-hazmat base pay. The Eagan, Minn.-based company also announced a pay increase for company drivers in its Over-The-Road and Regional divisions, effective Sept. 1. All current solo OTR and regional drivers will see at least a 1 cent-per-mile increase, moving the company’s top ...

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Georgia ramping up truck enforcement with 60 new officers

Following a few high-profile crashes, Georgia announced last week plans to hire 60 new officers for truck inspections and enforcement.

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FedEx’s $228M driver classification settlement only for Calif. drivers, others still pending

The $228 million settlement reached in the case covers just those under the Alexander vs. FedEx class, and not drivers involved in similar cases in other states.

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Walmart, seeking next move in driver pay case, says 90% of drivers make $80k or more

Walmart is considering its next steps in a class action suit where a federal judge concluded truckers must be paid at least minimum wage for all time worked.

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Two owner-operator segments with the best earnings start for 2015

A look at which owner-operator segments are earning the most so far in 2015.

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When will the next economic downturn hit?

"Owner-operators better tighten their belts now. If I'm seeing the cards right, there is rough water ahead." --Owner-operator Richard Fassett

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

FMCSA shuts down carrier that spilled canola oil on I-75, fireworks hauler

FMCSA issued two shutdown orders last month — one to a fireworks carrier and one to a foods hauler that spilled the cooking oil all over I-75 in Georgia last month, causing four crashes.

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POLL: What’s your credit score?

Have you checked your credit score recently? If so or if not, you're probably well aware it's a prime component in any truck purchase or lease. Share yours to compare to your peers' in this poll.

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