Business

Congress considering pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to haul interstate

U.S. Sen. Deb Fisher has introduced legislation that would allow a pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to do interstate hauling and delivery.

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Postscript: Analyzing base linehaul rates minus fuel

A quick glance at rate performance year over year, minus fuel, is fairly simple via DAT's Trendlines pages. And, asks a reader, If rates are flat, where's the capacity crunch everybody keeps talking about?

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Buyers’ market: The truck-purchasing landscape for owner-operators

With the credit market loosened and late-model used truck prices looking better, it’s a good time to trade, but watch out for problems with emissions systems -- results from Overdrive's 2015 Truck Purchase and Lease Survey.

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The Golden State: CHP’s relationship with CARB

The California Highway Patrol and the California Air Resources Board aren’t exactly birds of a feather, say CHP reps.

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Truckers’ top 10 most favorable states for clean inspections

Somewhat surprisingly given the state's reputation for being tough on truckers, California is near the top of the list of the most-favorable states when it comes to clean inspections. STATES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF CLEAN INSPECTIONS 1) Mississippi -- Violations per inspection (VPI): 0.84 2) Montana -- VPI: 0.86 3) North Dakota -- VPI: 0.89 4) California -- VPI: 0.88 5) Tennessee -- VPI: 0.92 6) South Dakota -- VPI: 0.86 7) West Virginia -- VPI: 1.11 8) Delaware -- VPI: 0.87 9) Nevada -- VPI: 1.15 10) North Carolina -- VPI: 1.22 States are ranked according ...

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J.B. Hunt to shippers and receivers: Don’t waste drivers’ time

J.B. Hunt recently released a report on what shippers and receivers can do to increase driver uptime and, ultimately, income.

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Have spot market rates really dived as much as you think?

When adjusted to control for the large difference in fuel prices, by some views rates are actually stronger this spring than in 2014.

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The Golden State: Inspection fanatic or truckers’ best friend?

California's reputation as being tough on truckers continues with its No. 2 position in the inspection intensity rankings. At once, the Golden State near highest share of clean inspections begs the question...

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Trucker Path launches public beta version of freight marketplace

During the public beta testing, fleets, owner-operators or drivers won’t need to pay a transaction fee to use Trucker Path's new Truckloads freight-marketplace platform.

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Free Partners in Business seminars offered at GATS

Owner-operators looking to improve their business have an opportunity to attend free seminars at this year’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, in August. The seminars, offered by Overdrive and ATBS, will help owner-operators improve their bottom lines through reducing costs and making better business decisions, enabling them to run smarter instead of harder. Attending these seminars will include a free Partners in Business manual, which covers a variety of practical financial tips, tax and equipment ...

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