The Trucker Factoring Digital June
Factoring

Money mechanics: Using a factor can help cash flow, allowing owner-operators to focus on...

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When it comes to operating your own trucking business, being a great driver isn’t enough. It takes more than driving skill to profitably manage...
Landstar Truck on Interstate

Landstar recognizes Customer of the Year, Safety Officer of the Year

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System Inc. recently recognized its 2020 MUST Customer of the Year, as well as its Safety Officer of the Year.Southwire...
Flatbed Load

April freight levels dropped slightly from a robust March but rates still excellent

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Strong freight rates continued to drive trucking revenues upward in April, despite some loss of volume, according to reports received from several sources.The Cass...
Casey Stone

Women In Trucking names Casey Stone member of the month for June

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PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has named Casey Stone as its June 2021 member of the month. Stone is the customer solutions...
student driver

Many roads to a driving career are soon to merge

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A common argument among commercial truck drivers pits drivers who were taught to drive by a relative or friend, or who learned by bouncing...
Fuel island

Fuel outlook: Availability and pricing should be stable through summer months

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Trucks powered by electricity may be making the headlines, but trucks burning old-fashioned diesel fuel are still moving the freight. As summer approaches, diesel...
Sales higher Class 8 prices

Lower availability, higher prices for new Class 8 trucks can be expected

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U.S. sales of new Class 8 trucks declined in April, according to data received from ACT Research. Sales of 19,714 trucks were 12.4% lower...
Reefers at Warehouse

DAT Truckload Volume Index slips 5% in April, falling from all-time high in March

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PORTLAND, Ore. —Truckload freight activity declined in April, but the month was still the second busiest month on record for shippers, freight brokers and...
Oakley Transport Tanker

Bulk foods carrier Oakley Transport is first in industry to receive ISO certifications twice

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LAKE WALES, Fla. — Oakley Transport Inc. is the only bulk food transporter in its industry to be certified twice with the International Standards...
Chris Spear

Spear to serve another 5-year term as ATA president and CEO

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SAN ANTONIO — The board of directors for the American Trucking Associations (ATA) voted Monday, May 18, to renew the contract for association president and...
trucks on highway

As demand remains steady, rates rise but number of drivers falls

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After a brief slowdown due to severe weather in February, freight levels roared back in March and are expected to continue climbing in the...
truck on tow truck

‘Insurance act’ brings discussion of safety measures to lower rates

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To no one’s surprise, Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.) in mid-April reintroduced his “Insurance Act” that would increase minimum liability insurance coverage mandates for...
Country Road

Convoy releases first corporate sustainability report

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SEATTLE — Digital freight network Convoy on May 4 released its first corporate sustainability report. According to a company statement, report underscores Convoy’s commitment to...
DAT Flatbed LTR

DAT: One year after touching bottom, spot truckload rates are soaring

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload rates remained near all-time highs during the week ending May 3, one year after bottoming out as U.S. economies...
Classic Semi

DOL withdraws ‘independent contractor’ rule; trucking industry weighs in

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WASHINGTON — Effective May 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn the Independent Contractor Rule.When the DOL initially published the rule in...
DWLA finalists

Three finalists revealed for WIT’s Distinguished Women in Logistics Award

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PLOVER, Wis. — On May 3, the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced three finalists for the 2021 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA),...
truck on highway at night

Common sense, caution offer protection against cargo theft

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There’s a lot to consider when planning a route, from transit times to fueling, weather, rest breaks, tolls, personal time for meals and showers,...
Billboards

Attitude is key to minimizing distraction hazards when driving

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Every driver understands the danger of being distracted while driving. At the same time, every driver gets distracted. The results can be deadly.The National...
Red Rig

Driver availability index hit new low in March, says ACT

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — The to the latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes data for March, shows the Driver Availability Index...
Gavel

Truckers fall under California gig economy law, court says

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SAN FRANCISCO — California’s gig economy law applies to some 70,000 truck drivers who can be classified as employees of companies that hire them...