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What is the biggest safety threat — cars or trucks?

What causes car-truck accidents on U.S. roads — cars or trucks? Infographic breaks down the numbers.

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DAT launches RateView

DAT's new RateView revamp of the Truckload Rate Index with several new features can be helpful for owner-operator load, lane and price analysis for profitable load planning.

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Credit tune-up: A few pointers to boost your score

For many owner-operators, improving credit ratings is near the top of their business radar. You’ll be glad you made the effort next time you’re looking to replace your truck.

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Accidental truckers: Jon and Miriam Brown

The Browns reap the rewards of professionalism in their Landstar-leased team operation.

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Agency granting 30-min. break exemptions for defense, livestock haulers

FMCSA has published notices of application from the DOD and livestock council asking to exempt them from the 30-minute break requirement mandated by the current hours-of-service rule.

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Equal partners: Chris Litzinger and Henry Kuperus

Brenny Transportation-leased owner-operators build on a solid friendship in coownership of a Volvo that helps support two growing households.

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Brake failure! What to do when your rig won’t stop

As the finale to the 10 Worst Case Trucking Scenarios infographic, there's maybe the scariest scenario of them all — braking failure in your truck.

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Outstanding Pilot lawsuits deferred to prior settlement

The outstanding lawsuits against Pilot Flying J will not be consolidated, per a federal court, who asked to defer its ruling to the nationwide settlement made in an Arkansas court last month.

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Caught in a blizzard: Faring when stuck in snow

What happens when the sky parts and a few feet of snow are dumped onto you and your truck in the middle of a run? Here are some tips on getting you and your rig safely through a snowed over earth.

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July load volumes exceed June for first time; Domestic intermodal on fire in Southeast

Reports from DAT's Trendlines and the Intermodal Association of North America's quarterly trends report show volumes were strong through June and July.

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