The Trucker Bookkeeping 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...
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...

Dennis Dillinger named president and CEO of Cargo Transporters

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CLAREMONT, N.C. — John Pope, chairman of Cargo Transporters, said Monday Dennis Dellinger had been promoted to president and chief executive officer.“Dennis has served...
YRC Freight Truck

YRC Worldwide returns to roots as Yellow Corp.; LTL brands retain existing names

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — YRC Worldwide Inc. has changed its name to Yellow Corp., a nod to the company’s origins as Yellow Transit, and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Credit Card Scanner

Arizona DOT converts to cashless permitting system for commercial trucks

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PHOENIX — Effective Jan. 21, 2021, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) ports of entry will convert to a fully cashless system. The change...
Purple Peterbilt on highway

Truck sales data shows 2020 numbers likely to end on a high note

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Sales of new Class 8 trucks and trailers are poised to end 2020 on a strong note, reflecting buyer confidence in a growing economy.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...
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...
Truck Hauling Corn

FMCSA clarifies agricultural commodity definitions for farmers, commercial drivers

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a final rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions...
Single Semi on Highway

Driver shortage tops ATRI’s 2020 list of top trucking industry issues for motor carriers;...

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ARLINGTON, Va. — For the fourth year in a row, the driver shortage is the top overall concern for the trucking industry, according to...
Knight Swift Transportation Trucks

Knight-Swift takes majority stake in software provider Eleos

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PHOENIX — Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. last week announced it has acquired a majority ownership position in Eleos, a Greenville, South Carolina-based software provider.Eleos...
small trucking fleet

Understanding Clearinghouse rules is essential for small trucking businesses

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Starting up your own trucking business with your own authority is a big step that adds complexity to your business. Growing your business from...

Prime, Inc. takes Amazon to court over retailer’s use of ‘Prime’ on its trucks

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Within the world of trucking, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who’s never heard of Prime, Inc. The Springfield, Missouri-based carrier is one...