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Record year for owner-operator income: Here are the numbers

Net income for independents and flatbedders topped $60,000. Independents’ income showed the biggest gain over the year, 8.7 percent.

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New free load board on the way

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

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West Coast ports reopen after labor dispute threatened closure

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.

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Diesel price increases for just third time in 7 months

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.

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

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

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

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.

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Volvo offering financing discount to military vets

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.

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The vape escape — Survey shows growing use among operators

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

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

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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‘Smart’ truck parking ahead? Feds test tech offering live info, reservations

U.S. officials are testing SmartPark in Tennessee in hopes of expanding the real-time parking data and reservation system to other freight corridors.

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