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Be your own boss: How to get your own authority

A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.

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Safety fitness rule scheduled for May, as e-log, driver database rule still expected soon

Despite a DOT regulatory update from Tuesday, Jan. 7, that hinted a Safety Fitness Determination rule could come this month, the rule is not actually expected to be published until May 30.

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Dept. of Energy still predicting diesel to fall roughly 10 cents a year in 2014, 2015

As supply growth is expected to exceed growth in demand, the Department of Energy predicts the average price of diesel in 2014 to fall 11 cents to $3.81 and to fall in 2015 another 9 cents to $3.72.

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Diesel price eases upward, closes year over year gap

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose again this week, though only slightly, ticking up seven-tenths of a cent to $3.910, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Be your own boss: The wonders and woes of getting your own authority

It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.

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One truck to rule them all

Pictures of George and Wendy's 2004 Freightliner Coronado: "'The Precious' is here. She arrived from Wisconsin the other day, and I haven't seen my husband since."...

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Van, reefer, flatbed rates all surge to close 2013 with strong year over year growth

Per-mile spot market rates in all three segments spiked in December, according to loadboard Internet Truckstop, closing a year in which rates surged to all-time highs and continually saw strong year over year gains.

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Carrier survey shows temperature heating up on detention negotiation

Transport Capital Partners' fourth-quarter industry survey showed 43 percent of carriers large and small felt they would be able to renegotiate detention in contracts with customers in the next quarter.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Diesel price rises 3 cents to end year where it began

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel jumped three cents in the week ended Dec. 30 to $3.903 — within a penny of where the price averaged at the beginning of 2013 — according to the EIA.

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Owner-operator tactics and strategies: Setting goals

Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford, speaking at Overdrive's Partners in Business seminar, tells owner-operators how they can improve their business and personal lives by setting goals.

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