Easing into ownership: The successful path to lease-purchase

| June 11, 2013

9 tips to help turn a lease-purchase in your favor.

Americans prefer good roads to iPhones, electricity, Internet and sewage?

| June 10, 2013

What's really more important in the lives of Americans — cable, cell phone, Internet, water, sewage or electricity? The surprising answer: Well-maintained transportation infrastructure.

Trucking employment bucks trend, falls in May

| June 07, 2013

Though payroll employment in the for-hire trucking industry has been mostly steadily been increasing, May bucked the trend, shedding 700 trucking jobs.

The problem solver: Jim Vant of Crow Wing TransportImage Gallery

| June 06, 2013

The story of Vant's fleet's success, built on a strategy of good driver treatment: "I've never had a truck make me a dime -- it's the person sitting in the seat."

Be wary: Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking place this week

| June 05, 2013

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, will take place June 4-6 this year.

Over regulation killing owner-operators, says ATA chair

| June 04, 2013

Mike Card put it bluntly last week at the Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Las Vegas: The costs of complying with regulations in the trucking industry is smothering owner-operators and small fleet owners.

Reefer, van rates skyrocket in May

| June 04, 2013

Spot market rates for reefer and dry van loads leapt dramatically in May, a month that saw rates for all three segments rise and reefer rates hit an all-time high.

Infrastructure can’t handle truck size, weight increases, OOIDA says in public session

| June 03, 2013

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association spoke against changing truck size and weight limits at a Department of Transportation session to gather public feedback.

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