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February 19, 2014

New Report Slams Port Trucking Business Practices

A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”

February 10, 2014

IRS Going After Late HVUT Payments

A break the IRS gave to trucking over the filing of the heavy vehicle use tax more than two years ago is coming back to haunt some people.

January 29, 2014

Spot Truck Freight Volume and Rates Drop

After a strong start to the month, freight activity and rates on the spot truckload market tapered off during the week ending Jan. 25 compared to the previous seven days.

January 27, 2014

Study Identifies Trends in Freight Charges for Shippers

The third party logistics provider Transplace has released the results of its annual benchmarking study that includes data from more than 150 shippers, representing more than $12 billion dollars in annual freight spending.

January 21, 2014

RoadOne Establishes Lease to Buy Program for its Owner-Operator Drivers

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announced a new initiative with GreenFleet Ventures that allows RoadOne’s owner-operators in North America to lease 2010 and newer vehicles, and more environmentally friendly tractors to help them establish and maintain their own businesses.

January 15, 2014

Independent Contractor Bill Signed into Law in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, drastically changing how the state classifies independent contractors

January 2, 2014

CRST Purchases Short-Haul Fleet BESL Transfer

Trucking company owner CRST International has announced the acquisition of privately-held BESL Transfer Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

January 2, 2014

Spot Market Rates Jumped As 2013 Drew to a Close

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets increased in all three major categories, according to newly released figures.

December 23, 2013

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro Headline Speaker 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show

The 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show has been set for Jan. 31 & Feb 1, 2014 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., located just off I-74 in downtown Peoria, Ill.

December 19, 2013

Trucking Insurance Company Founder Indicted

The founder and one-time head of a group that sells insurance to truck drivers has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using numerous foreign trusts and secret Cayman Island bank accounts as part of a scheme to avoid paying more than $7 million in income taxes and for lying to federal authorities.

November 21, 2013

New Service to Help with Independent Contractor Misclassification

A provider of information and services ensuring independent contractor best practices, Relevant Business Solutions, has launched its Independent Contractor Information subscription-based service website.

November 6, 2013

Spot Market Freight Conditions Slightly Better from Week Before

Total spot market loads available to haul increased 4.9% Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 compared to the previous seven days, while spot market capacity fell 2.3%.

November 5, 2013

South Carolina Ports Launch Clean Trucks Program

The South Carolina Ports Authority has announced a new Clean Truck Certification Program to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

October 30, 2013

Spot Market Rates and Freight Weaken

New figures from the freight matching service provider, DAT, show spot market load availability fell 5.7% Oct. 20 through 26, compared to the previous seven days.

October 23, 2013

Spot Rates Dip, Demand and Capacity Remain Elevated

While national average rates for vans and refrigerated rates dipped slightly, spot market capacity and demand on the DAT network of load boards remained seasonally elevated during the week ending Oct. 19.

October 23, 2013

Broker Suit Against Bond Is Back in Motion

The suit by small property brokers against new bond requirements is back in motion after a federal magistrate lifted a stay, clearing the way for legal arguments over moving the matter to federal appeals court.

October 8, 2013

FMCSA Encouraging Carriers to Update Their Registration

It notes that all companies under FMCSA jurisdiction are required to perform the update every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System...

September 19, 2013

Roadrunner Continues Expansion with Massachusetts Carrier Purchase

The asset-light and logistics service provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Cudahy, Wisc., has acquired Yes Trans, a refrigerated truckload service provider based in Salisbury, Mass.

September 18, 2013

Bennett Motor Express Acquires Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging

Bennett Motor Express, McDonough, Ga has completed the purchase of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company since 1913.

September 11, 2013

New Rules for Trip Permits in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began limiting the number of temporary passes/trip permits a motor carrier can purchase in a 12-month period – a move that one association representative calls “a money grab” that will affect small-business motor carriers located outside the state.

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