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Old Dominion Announces General Freight Rate Increase

Old Dominion Freight Line has announced a general rate increase of 4.9% that will apply to rates established under the existing IDFL 59, 670, and 550 tariffs, effective June 4.

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Can Shorter Truck Lifecycles Save Fleets Money?

A recent whitepaper from Fleet Advantage suggests that getting rid of trucks before they need more maintenance is a good way to save fleets money.

ATRI Seeks For-Hire Truck Fleet Cost Data

The American Transportation Research Institute is requesting data from for-hire motor carriers for the annual update of its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

Spec’ing a Low-Maintenance Trailer

Knowing when and where to save money when spec'ing a trailer can prevent headaches in the long run.

Avoid Headaches by Spec'ing the Right Truck

With maintenance and repair costs running at a dollar a minute and half that again for parts, does it make any sense to scrimp on your truck spec?

Speeding Drivers Can Increase Costs and Risks for Fleets

SmartDrive Systems found that drivers who speed are more likely to engage in unsafe driving behavior and be involved in a collision.

Trump Tariffs Would Raise Vehicle Prices

Associations representing manufacturers of vehicles and parts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to place a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.

How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

Controlling Creeping Fleet Costs

Running a successful fleet means keeping an eye on both your front office costs, as well as what’s happening in your shop and in the yard.

Kottke Trucking Analyzes Freight to Improve Revenue per Mile

Kottke Trucking's search for more insight into their operations eventually led them to TCG’s Activity-Based Costing and Profitability Management Tools. The fleet says it’s seen an increase in revenue per mile of 10.5% over the past 18 months by using TCG’s Cost Information System to make better decisions.