Broker compensation analysis: What to expect long- and short-term

| January 06, 2015

"Variation" is the watchword in any analysis of broker compensation.

Roads not taken, part 1: Owner-operator turned broker, freight agent

| January 06, 2015

While there’s no guarantee a nondriving job will boost your earnings, plenty of truckers have found good money, opportunity for advancement and better quality of life after coming off the road. This series looks at several opportunities.

Does federal law exempt truckers from certain state labor laws? Supreme Court could decide

| January 06, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration Act of 1994 — which explicitly says federal law preempts state laws in such circumstances — could face a challenge in the country’s highest court this year, as Penske Logistics has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower court’s decision.

Med examiner who scammed truckers fined $109k; carrier owner sentenced to probation for violating shutdown order

| January 06, 2015

The DOT recently reported action on several trucking-related criminal cases, including the potential finale to the Terri’s Farm horse-hauling saga and a plea deal made with a medical examiner defrauding truckers by falsely signing drug test results:

Driver receives a crash course in CPR — and delivers

| January 06, 2015

In this video, Bison Transport driver Sahasi recounts how he stepped up to the task when other motorists declined to help a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest on the side of the road.

PeopleNet updates e-log software to reflect suspension of restart regs

| January 05, 2015

Electronic logging hardware and software provider PeopleNet announced last week it has updated its eDriver application to reflect the reversion to enforcement of pre-July 2013 rules governing the use and scope of a 34-hour restart.

Brake inspection blitz places 16.2% of vehicles out of service, up from 2013 rate

| January 05, 2015

The percentage of vehicles placed out of service in 2014 jumped a few points from 2013’s record-low of 13.5 percent, but the percentage comes from a smaller sample size.

Random drug testing of truckers to continue at 50 percent rate

| January 05, 2015

Random drug testing rates for truck operators will remain at 50 percent, FMCSA announced recently.

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