Indicators: Trucking employment continues rise, Class 8 orders strong

| March 12, 2013

In economic barometers for the trucking industry released in the past week, trucking employment continued its years-long gains and Class 8 orders surged.

How-to: File against a broker’s bond

| March 08, 2013

Federal rules pertaining to broker surety filings are in flux following congressional action last year that raised the minimum bond from $10,000 to $75,000. Still, basic procedures for filing are expected to remain.

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.

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