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Partners in Business tip: Save for retirement

If you don’t have a retirement account, start one. Here's why.

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CVSA asks for updates to inspection-report processes for the digital age

Many state jurisdictions, CVSA says, " do not have the manpower to follow up on unreturned inspection reports. For these jurisdictions, the practice of receiving returned inspection reports creates a paperwork burden with no clear value or purpose. Meanwhile, motor carriers spend time and resources certifying, returning and storing inspection reports that are not being used by many of the recipients."

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‘E-logs will cure everything, right?’

What they won't cure, from hours violations incurred while passing full truck stop after full truck stop to overheated communication with inspectors to the sense of pride most longtime truckers take in their professional record. Also: ELD-specific enforcement update, OOIDA portal for any tickets received.

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How to graze in greener pastures

There’s a lot more to running an owner-operator business than chasing the next sweet bonus or an extra penny per mile. With downtime and other matters, the total cost to change carriers can run into thousands of dollars. Don’t let a rash decision force you to repeat the process too soon.

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Uber Freight adds pre-planning tools in app

Advance truck posting and load searching tools are being added to the Uber Freight brokerage's mobile software for truckers utilizing it.

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Spot market update: Closer-to-normal trends on offer in the last week, though the ELD mandate could change that

Dry van volumes were pretty similar last week to the week before. Rates started to settle down a little after peaks post-Thanksgiving, and the surge in volumes that sent prices skyward on the West Coast is mostly in the rearview – all normal stuff for this time of year. Then the ELD mandate happened. ...

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Partners in Business tip: Opt for deadhead over layovers

Be prepared to deadhead instead of laying over. Here's why.

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ELD protest enters third day in Miami

A group of drivers and owner-operators have shut down along U.S. 27 near the Florida 826 interchange in greater Miami through the end of the day today, at least, in protest of the electronic logging device mandate. Others have joined in around the country.

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Tax bill likely sunsets meal per diem for drivers, cuts rates across the board

Insight into the tax reform bill that passed Congress on Wednesday, including tips on ways to maximize deductions -- and minimize tax bills -- for this year and next.

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Brave new trucking world: Talking ELD angst, adjustment with Gary Buchs; plus Wes Memphis’ latest

Owner-operator Gary Buchs: Trucking "didn't die" on December 18. "It just changed, and with every change there’s opportunity." This Overdrive Radio edition runs through what the Landstar-leased owner-operator feels could be effective owner-operator strategy in the weeks and months ahead.

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