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

Trucking employment bucks trend, falls in May

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

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The problem solver: Jim Vant of Crow Wing Transport

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."

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