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Truckers’ lawsuit against broker bond provider to continue following appeal

A lawsuit brought by several small business truckers against a defunct broker and its trust fund provider has fresh life following a successful appeal by the truckers involved and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, whose legal team is backing the truckers’ suit.

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Landstar driver named Highway Angel for helping woman escape burning pickup

Moore was driving west on Highway 100 outside of Keystone Heights, Fla., on April 13, 2016, when he witnessed a pickup truck take a corner too fast ahead of him, leave the highway and crash into a tree. He immediately pulled over to help and, when he got to the scene, found a woman with a serious arm injury unable to get out of the truck.

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Has your truck, trailer or load ever been the victim of a theft?

This poll explores the extent to which cargo theft and truck or trailer theft has affected owner-operators -- any combination of truck, trailer or load theft happened to you throughout your career? Weigh in here.

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Owner-operators trend optimistic about business in 2017

We can take the optimism expressed in these results with a crunchy-good grain of road salt or sand, but for the first time in the few years, a majority of owner-operators think this coming year will be better than the last. Recent indicators agree...

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Winter weather jams up major highways in southeast

A swath of winter weather across the Southeast ranging from north Texas through Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and into Virginia could begin to take a toll on highway conditions Friday afternoon into Saturday. Two states have also suspended HOS regs.

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December makes six straight months for trucking industry job growth

Trucking employment gained steam in the second half of 2016.

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GoPro vid of Chris Dinsdale’s Australian 1980 Kenworth cabover/Cat 3408 loaded at 174,000 lbs.

Chris Dinsdale of Australia shared this vid of what he describes as "my 1980 KW cabover hauling two 45-foot trailers loaded with steel at a gross weight of 174,000 lbs."

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Christmas-New Year ‘downtime week’ rates some of the strongest this year for reefers, vans

This weekly spot market update, covering last week's Christmas-New Year interregnum for a sizable chunk of the American economy, showed van and reefer rates remaining strong, "perhaps even stronger" than prior weeks, noted DAT's Ken Harper.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalists named

Owner-operators Gary Buchs, Philip Keith and Kevin Kocmich have been named finalists for the Owner-Operator of the Year award, which carries a $25,000 cash prize. The winner will be announced March 28 at the annual meeting of the Truckload Carriers Association in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Fleet asks FMCSA to allow its drivers to split sleeper berth time

Dillon wants FMCSA to allow its team drivers to split sleeper berth time into two periods totaling 10 hours – either 5/5, 4/6 or 3/7.

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