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Owner-operators’ 2016: Miles up, income down

2016 income data for owner-operators reveals dips in revenue and take-home pay, despite driving more miles. Here's what each segment averaged in 2016.

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Driver training rule effective date delayed another 60 days due to Trump regs freeze

The effective date of a rule establishing nationwide minimum training standards for entry-level truck drivers has been further delayed due to ongoing regulatory review by President Trump and his staff.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Darlene Williams

Darlene Williams of Modesto, California, is one of this year's 10 Overdrive's Most Beautiful finalists. She's been driving for 20 years and is currently a company driver with California Freight. Becoming a truck driver was just a “fluke” for Darlene Williams. “When I was a teenager, someone gave me a base station CB. I enjoyed talking to all kinds of drivers.” She got to know some local owner-operators, one of whom taught her to drive his fuel ...

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DSi Mobile makes ELD push

The Dispatching Solutions company announced that it has self-certified and registered its DSi eLogs system on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's registry for electronic logging devices.

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RoadPro offering points, gifts and more at Mid-America show

RoadPro unveils Rewards, what it’s calling “a new lifestyle loyalty community that will give drivers a chance to get engaged and be rewarded” at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 23-25 in Louisville.

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Safety technologies in the eye of Senate hearing

Safety observers and one fleet representative testified before a Senate subcommittee about what can be done to increase safety in trucking -- various technologies were the principle subject of the discussion.

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Oversized freight hauler Kevin Kocmich a finalist for Owner-Operator of the Year

Kevin Kocmich, 55, of Litchfield, Minnesota, averages 115,000 miles a year -- pretty good, he says, considering he’s hauling mostly oversized loads with curfew restrictions.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Gretchel Ramos

Gretchel Ramos, one of this year’s 10 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalists, has always been independent and able to focus on any task at hand without constant supervision. Four years ago, she was ending a long-term relationship and looking for a move and career change. “I decided to drive truck to make more money and have more independence, the opportunity to be able to have more freedom,” she says. Now based in McMinnville, Tennessee, she's a lease ...

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Two fuel-tax measures advancing through state legislatures

A proposal to hike the diesel tax in Tennessee by the governor is tempered by the state's congress, while Utah moves forward on a proposal to change the fuels tax there annually, figured as a percentage of the average price.

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Trump’s budget plan cuts infrastructure improvements

President Donald Trump unveiled an outline for his "America First" proposed budget for 2018, which cuts the Department of Transportation's funding by $2.4 billion, or 13 percent.

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