October 8, 2013
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
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, McDonough, Ga has completed the purchase of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company since 1913.
September 11, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
July 18, 2013
There's a new winning Best of Show entry in this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest, because the previously announced winner was found to not meet all the eligibility requirements for a working truck and trailer.
A group representing small property brokers has sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stop the new $75,000 bond requirement scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1, saying large trade groups are trying to eliminate small broker competition.
July 16, 2013
A lot can change in 10 years, and for the average owner-operator, a lot has changed. Todd Amen, CEO of ATBS, recently presented at TCA's Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting on how the owner-operator and his world has transformed in a decade's time.
July 9, 2013
While capacity is important, the DOT's new CSA enforcement regime and ever-nosier agencies like the IRS make it clear that you simply can't take people that need to be led by the hand into a lease-purchase program.
July 8, 2013
Here are two things you need to know about buying a truck: it takes big bucks to play with big trucks, and there no such thing as a free lunch. Keep those two things in mind while planning your business strategy and you'll double your chance of success.
June 25, 2013
A bill to more clearly define independent contractor truckers has received final passage by New York state lawmakers, but it does not endanger the owner-operator model as some say it earlier attempted to do.
If you decide to get your own DOT number and strike out on your own, one regulatory requirement you will need to be aware of is the “new-entrant safety audit.” What do you need to know to get over this hurdle?
June 13, 2013
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Port of Los Angeles may not impose the placarding and parking requires of its concession plan on trucking companies. This in effect upholds part of the position American Trucking Associations took in pushing for the high court’s review of the port’s concession agreement.
June 10, 2013
Sometimes owner-operators are their own worst enemy. They too often do things to undermine their business – like budgeting based on the best of times, not year-long averages. Or they switch carriers to one promising more home time, only to discover they can't make payment with the truck parked in the driveway every night.
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