Business

Rocky restart for hours rules

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

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Carrier survey shows mixed rate, volume outlook

Smaller carriers slightly more pessimistic on volume than large carriers; a majority of all carriers are expecting rate increases over the next year.

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CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

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Credit, net income improving for owner-operators

A few sunny spots for owner-operators, and a few tips on increasing the profitability of your operation.

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EOBR rule in the works, expected in November

A rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders by truck drivers is expected to be proposed Nov. 18.

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Get your load on! (4th edition)

Bee hives, portable grain bins on lowboy doubles, trackhoes in a dry van, and more photos of reader loads in the latest in this series. Find out how to send in your own here.

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Report: Hours of service rules will cost $322 million more yearly than agency says

A study released this week says that FMCSA has miscalculated the yearly cost-benefit of the upcoming hours-of-service rule changes by $322 million.

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As agency studies, one group wants increased insurance requirements for carriers

The MAP-21 law requires FMCSA study the minimum insurance requirement, but against the wills of other trucking groups, the Trucking Alliance is pushing for an increase.

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Easing into ownership: The successful path to lease-purchase

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

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

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.

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