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The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model
By Deborah Lockridge
New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors, with the American Trucking Associations calling it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards."
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Reassessing the Independent Contractor
By Robert F. Dow and Douglas A. Smith
Truck driver classification should be weighed in light of current waged hour laws, safety regulations and the Affordable Care Act
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Q&A: Chris Hornady on Becoming Part of Daseke
By Deborah Lockridge
Chris Hornady is the third-generation leader of Alabama-based flatbed carrier Hornady Transportation. We spoke with him Monday shortly after the company announced it was becoming part of Daseke.
The red line at the bottom of the graph on the left indicates the most recent recovery, a more gradual affair than seen in the past.
Commentary: The Coming Headwinds
By Evan Lockridge
The trucking industry has enjoyed prosperity in recent years but as the recovery continues, some analysts are projecting a slowdown.
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Commentary: 5 Arguments for Heavier Trucks
By Deborah Lockridge
While states are thinking of ways to fund highway infrastructure, Michigan is considering rolling back truck size and weight regulations.
To spec a truck the right way, the trouble lies in balancing needs against desires — since those don’t always align. Working with a third-party expert like Ryder will help you find the right balance, where every component is working for you instead of creating problems down the road.
Do You Have the Right Truck for Your Business?
Sponsored by Ryder System Inc.
By Art Trahan, Ryder System Inc.
With new technologies and requirements developing rapidly over the last few years, it takes a certain expertise when taking in all the considerations of spec’ing a truck.

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John D. Correnti
Navistar Board Member Passes Away
John D. Correnti, a member of the Navistar Board of Directors, died on August 18. He was 68.
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Trucking Gains 700 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.1%
August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.
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Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative
By David Cullen
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”
MacroPoint Granted 7th Patent for Freight Tracking System
MacroPoint announced that it has been granted a seventh United States patent for the company’s freight tracking system.
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Calif. Cities Add Zenith's Electric Vans
Four California municipalities — Schaefer, Redwood City, Danville, and Woodland — have added Zenith Motors' electric shuttles and cargo vans for use in their fleets, according to the vehicle manufacturer.
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Seven Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill
By David Cullen
The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”
Economic Watch: U.S. Jobs Picture Improves, Manufacturing Struggling
By Evan Lockridge
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
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GHG Phase 2 Rule Comment Period Extended
By David Cullen
Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.
Daimler Invests $18M to Upgrade Oregon Test Facility
Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore.
Spot Freight Rates Continue Slide
Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.

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HNI's DART system allows driver managers to  view average scores from three categories for a quick look at trends that need addressing. Managers can drill down into each category and to individual drivers. HNI Releases Driver Performance Management System Cutting through the scorecard clutter is the aim of a performance management system introduced by HNI. The DART system combines metrics from a variety of fleet operational areas to produce a single driver score that measures the driver’s impact on profitability.
ARI Adds Custom Dashboards to Fleet Management System ARI is launching a suite of enhancements and new dashboards for the company’s insights fleet management system.
Real Time Freight Now Integrates with QuickBooks Real Time Freight has added platform integration with QuickBooks accounting software to its cloud-based transportation management system.
Routist Calculates Routes for Drivers in the Field Fleetmatics introduced the Fleetmatics Routist service providing an intelligent routing solution for fleets in the field.
DOT Direct Screens Applications Online for Fleets First Advantage Fleet Solutions is offering an integrated online employment application and screening product designed for private and for-hire fleets called DOT Direct.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Is Your Business Ready for the ELD Mandate?
This white paper will cover the current landscape of HOS, the new ELD mandate, who must comply, and what fleets need to do to meet the new regulations.
West Air Gases Case Study
Fuel price volatility is still the top concern when considering alternatives. With the price of oil and diesel being highly unpredictable and strict emissions regulations up ahead, clearly, natural gas is the express route to a cleaner, greener fleet. Find out how WestAir Gases made the switch to natural gas with minimal cost, risk or downtime. Learn about the challenges West Air faced and how Ryder created a custom solution to overcome each and every one.
Transportation Operations Needs. Today and Tomorrow.
This report explores how a combination of mobile technology implementations for mobile workers, and process re-engineering efforts can elevate operations to the next level. It also highlights how a lack of adoption can hold T&L operations back, preventing them from capitalizing on significant cost-savings.
Reman Parts Gaining More Favor with Truck Operators
Remanufactured components are a smart price-point alternative for fleets of all sizes and vehicles of all ages given the current market economic conditions. Meritor examines this trend in a whitepaper.
Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
Fuel, insurance, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about vehicle-issued violations, such as parking, toll and photo enforcement tickets?

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