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In the per-diem weeds with company drivers

In which a reader asks a question about treatment of the standard per-diem deduction depending on how the carrier treats a standard reimbursement -- after-tax or pre-tax. Mike Calahan of ATBS provides the answer.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts believes in treating everyone she meets with great courtesy, care and compassion. That’s because, before she entered the trucking business, she was in customer service for 20 years. She worked in the Las Vegas restaurant and bar business and figured it was time to make a career change that didn’t include dealing with drunks. She had no idea how to drive a truck but went to truck driving school and took to it ...

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Apex Capital, KeepTruckin ink partnership

The Apex Capital factoring/resource company announced a partnership with KeepTruckin to offer customers a solution to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate.

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Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz two months out

The annual inspection spree is set for June 6-8. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will focus on cargo securement during the event this year.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fleet owner sentenced for embezzling union funds, carrier charged for HOS violations

Activity in three trucking-related criminal cases involving defrauding union benefit funds from employees, various regulations violations and false certification of cargo tanks was recently announced by the Department of Transportation.

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Wes Memphis answers your questions on ELDs’ potential income effect

Amid the charges of 'fake news' under Wes Memphis last Channel 19 post on ELDs' income effect there were a few salient questions, which Memphis returns to answer here. Also: Poll results from our income/ELD question show some reality/expectation divide.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Tamera Sturgis

Tamera Sturgis of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, loves how she doesn’t fit the truck driver stereotype. “Unless people see me driving, they think I’m lying about it. I like the idea of breaking stereotypes and take any opportunity to be an advocate for the industry,” she says. Sturgis, who has 23 years of trucking experience, drives team with her husband, Todd, and has been promoting the beautiful side of trucking for her whole career; now she's a finalist in ...

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ELD exemption sought for short-term truck rentals

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association is looking for an exemption from the looming ELD mandate for trucks rented for 30 days or less.

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I-85 lanes closed indefinitely in Atlanta, causing major traffic disruptions

All lanes of I-85 north and south are closed indefinitely from the downtown connector to Georgia Highway 400. While most trucks are required to use I-285 to go around the city, the closure of one of the main thoroughfares out of Atlanta will cause backups on other routes.

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Boss Truck Shops opens new Missouri location

The new shop offers four service bays, a new alignment machine capable of performing 3-axle alignments, a JPRO diagnostics system and other repair services.

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