Business

Owner-operators finally escaping the recession’s shadow

If you can overlook the growing regulatory burden, this may be the best time to be in the market we’ve seen in years.

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Driver pay reform included in DOT’s second iteration of Grow America highway bill

Chief among the bill’s highlights for the trucking industry is a measure of driver pay reform that would require drivers to be compensated for all on-duty hours not spent driving.

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Broker group’s bond exemption request denied

FMCSA: "Granting an exemption to all brokers and freight forwarders would flout a clear and recent congressional directive and statement of the public interest,"

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POLL: How many freight-rate negotiations do you conduct in a week?

Independents, how negotiation-heavy is your business when it comes to rates? This poll asks how many rate conversations you have in any given week with a broker or freight agent.

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An owner-operator option for ELDs

Continental's VDO RoadLog is a standalone unit with an up-front cost of under $700 and no monthly fees. While it doesn't get the attention of better-known e-log devices, it may be the best owner-operator fit.

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Internet Truckstop launches re-branding effort at MATS

Internet Truckstop has a new look. The brand and online freight-matching service, operational for two decades, has become Truckstop.com. Chat negotiation features, also, is rolling out to board subscribers.

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Cummins previews 2017 15L engine, announces cross-country roadshow

Cummins kicked off the Mid-America Trucking Show this week by previewing its 2017 model 15-liter ISX engine, which it says is already fully compliant with the 2017 EPA deadline to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel economy.

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Mid-America Trucking Show: Follow the show live on Overdrive

Overdrive will be covering the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show live throughout the week. Here's how to keep up with the news, announcements and other action from the show.

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

Nearly $90M in truck freight stolen in cargo thefts in 2014, report shows

Though the number of theft incidents fell in 2014, CargoNet reports an alarming trend — thieves targeting high value loads and putting in the effort to steal them.

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Diesel starts new downward trend, falls 5.3 cents in latest week

This is the second consecutive weekly price drop — coming after five weeks of increases — and the 30th in the previous 37 weeks.

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