New free load board on the way

| February 10, 2015

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

West Coast ports reopen after labor dispute threatened closure

| February 10, 2015

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reopened Monday following partial closures of the weekend spurred by the ongoing labor disagreements between port employers and unionized dockworkers. The labor dispute pertains to 29 West Coast ports.

Diesel price increases for just third time in 7 months

| February 10, 2015

The increase is also just the third week-to-week increase since early July 2014 — a streak that saw the country’s diesel price hit its lowest point since November 2009.

Washington sues truck operator whose oversized load caused 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

| February 09, 2015

WDOT is seeking $17 million from the defendants — the cost of the response to and repair of the collapse, it says.

OOIDA: Small biz regulatory bill good for owner-operators, small fleets

| February 09, 2015

A bill making its way through Congress currently — most recently clearing the U.S. House — is being lauded by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as a win for owner-operators and other small trucking companies.

Volvo offering financing discount to military vets

| February 09, 2015

Veterans who have been honorably discharged within the past 24 months can get a half-percent discount off approved finance rates for new highway or vocational units.

The vape escape — Survey shows growing use among operators

| February 09, 2015

More and more truckers are vaping to get away from tobacco’s dangers. It’s working for some, though it has drawbacks.

Labor news: West Coast ports near shutdown, Teamsters withdraw Con-way vote

| February 09, 2015

Labor disputes continue to plague West Coast ports, and according to the Pacific Maritime Association, 29 ports on the country’s Pacific edge could shut down within days unless a deal is struck between them and port workers.

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