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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.

September 9, 2013

N.J. Governor Vetoes Driver Misclassification Bill

UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..

August 26, 2013

CARB Will Hold Carriers Responsible for Dispatching Non-Compliant Owner Operators

Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.

August 21, 2013

Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Strong Despite Weekly Drop

Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.

August 12, 2013

Bill Would Expand States’ Ability to Regulate Ports

Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.

August 9, 2013

Freight Backlogs Paralyze Some Port of Oakland Terminals, Truckers Wait for Hours

Cargo backlogs continue at the Port of Oakland leaving truckers waiting for hours to pick up containers according to the Contra Costa Times.

August 8, 2013

Maersk Selling Bridge Terminal Transport

The ocean cargo shipping line, Maersk, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its subsidiary Bridge Terminal Transport, to an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.

July 31, 2013

Making Lease-Purchase Work

Short of holding a square dance in a minefield, there can’t be many situations as fraught with risk as establishing a lease-purchase program to help build your capacity with grow-your-own owner-operators. The same applies to the driver participating in a lease-purchase program.


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