Driving a lot less, earning a little bit more

| March 07, 2013

Average owner-operators miles have dropped 21 percent over 10 years, according to ATBS. With data showing a concurrent income increase, it's clear operators have seen some improvement over the decade.

TCA coverage round-up: Hours of service, driver shortage, EOBRs, drug testing

| March 06, 2013

Panels at speakers at TCA's convention in Las Vegas talked EOBRs, hours of service, driver shortage and drug testing policies.

FMCSA says federal law trumps Alabama’s coil securement rules

| March 06, 2013

Steel coil haulers can now bring coils to and from Alabama without additional certification above what's required by federal law.

Rates continued tumble in February

| March 05, 2013

Spot market rates in February continued a now three-month-long downward slide in February, save for a one-penny increase in flatbed rates.

Caterpillar’s latest piece of machinery — a smartphone

| March 04, 2013

It's not yellow, but it is rugged and built for on-the-job conditions.

Minnesota governor wants new tax on trucking

| March 04, 2013

New data and opposition to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed budget might impact his plan to institute a 5.5 percent sales tax on trucking and other services.

Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

| February 28, 2013

Rep. Thomas Petri said a vehicle miles traveled tax — a highway usage fee, essentially — may be a source of revenue for highway funding in the future.

Audit your drug/alcohol testing consortium

| February 28, 2013

Video interview with regulatory consultant Richard Wilson highlights the need to double-check and pre-audit your drug and alcohol testing consortium for compliance with regulations -- if you don't, it could come back to haunt you.

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