Business

Uber Freight update: Regional emphasis shift, personalized app update

With an update beginning roll-out today, the Uber Freight app will learn progressively about user preferences, delivering a “For You” pack that will show owner-operators all of their personalized load recommendations. Also: The broker's new regional emphases around freight hubs on both coasts and in the Midwest.

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Trump meets with 100-truck fleet owner to talk small business challenges

The second-generation owner of a 100-truck carrier had the ear of both President Trump and one of his closest advisors, daughter Ivanka Trump, this week at the White House.

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Partners in Business tip: Track personal miles for tax savings

You can deduct mileage on your personal vehicle if you make a business-related trip. It could help you cut your tax bill when tax time comes.

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ELDs on the market today

With many more ELDs having self-certified, here's the most recent update to Overdrive's electronic-log comparison chart, offering quick looks at more than 50 electronic logging devices on the market ahead of FMCSA's ELD mandate compliance date.

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New Walmart policy dings truckers, shippers for late loads — and early ones

Walmart has instituted new shipping and delivery policies that could strap carriers with extra fees for deliveries that are late, mispackaged or delivered earlier than the scheduled delivery time.

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The cost of pre-2000 ELD regulatory indecision: One winner, and potential losers, among owner-ops

In the Trump era, when governing by Tweet is something of a norm, "regulating by FAQ" might stand to gain in prominence -- with scarcely five months remaining prior to the December ELD deadline, recent significant change to the pre-2000 exemption well-illustrates the issues for this owner-operator.

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Van, reefer rates soared in July

Per-mile spot market rates in van and reefer segments continued their recent hot streak in July, with both segments climbing to their highest point in two years, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Flatbed rates dipped a few cents in the month, but the segment’s per-mile rate average remains at one of its strongest points since mid-2015, too.

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Van freight volume, rates ease off recent hot streak

Coming off of two-year highs just two weeks ago, van rates and volume dipped slightly in the most recent week. Reefer saw similar declines.

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Partners in Business tip: Perform regular PM

Preventive maintenance ensures your truck is running efficiently. Here are a few items to regularly check.

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Brokerage app Convoy lands $62M to fund nationwide rollout

The platform’s shipping customers include Fortune 500 brands Unilever and Anheuser-Busch, as well as Niagara Bottling and Tenaris and its fleet force is comprised of a technology-connected network of approximately 10,000 trucking companies.

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