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Making $63.00 per mile

Our friends at the Trucking Review Channel talk about those times when the money is really good. Courtesy: Trucking Review Channel
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Truck sales data shows 2020 numbers likely to end on a high note

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...

A peek into the future: Autonomous trucks are coming, but drivers will still be...

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, we’re in Level 3, almost to Level 4. That’s according to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) “J3016...
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$25,000 hazardous duty pay for truckers. What are your thoughts?

Our friends at the Trucking Review Channel discuss the idea that is being floated in Congress regarding hazardous pay for essential workers.Please let us...
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WIT names 2020 top companies for women to work for in transportation

PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) Redefining the Road magazine on Oct. 2 released the association’s 2020 list of top companies...

Why America is facing a shortage of truck drivers.

CBS News shares their views on what they think is causing a driver shortage.What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below.
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U.S. trucking industry ‘answered the call’ in 2020, says ATA’s Spear

ARLINGTON, Va. — In an Oct. 26 state-of-the-industry address at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) 2020 Management Conference, Chris Spear, the association’s president and...
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DOL withdraws ‘independent contractor’ rule; trucking industry weighs in

WASHINGTON — Effective May 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn the Independent Contractor Rule.When the DOL initially published the rule in...
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FMCSA extends relief through Dec. 31 for drivers with expiring CDL, CLP, medical certification

WASHINGTON — In response to the continuing COVID-19 health crisis, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Sept....
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ACT’s latest for-hire trucking index highlights driver shortage

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes August data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and...
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U.S. Xpress, MIT partner to improve driver efficiency

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Inc. is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics to develop a roadmap...
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Tenstreet acquires Stay Metrics, companies plan to provide enhanced resources for driver recruiting, retention,...

TULSA, Okla. — Tenstreet, a provider of driver-recruiting software and workflow solutions for the trucking and transportation industry, has acquired Indiana-based Stay Metrics, a...
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ATA predicts U.S. freight volumes will increase by 36% during next decade

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite contraction during 2020, the long-term trend for both trucking and overall freight shipments remains positive, according to the American Trucking...
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Sales of new, used Class 8 trucks climb in response to record freight rates;...

Class 8 trucks sold at pre-pandemic levels on the U.S. market in August, reaching the highest numbers of the year. Orders for trucks to...
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DOL proposal would help clarify difference between company drivers, owner-operators under Fair Labor Standards...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would clarify the definition of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...
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ACT Research analyst upgrades commercial vehicle market forecast across the board

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, after pulling the cycle forward in September, ACT’s...
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ATA’s truck tonnage index rose 3.7% in November but still lagged 3.8% behind last...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.7% in November after falling 5% in October. In...
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As demand remains steady, rates rise but number of drivers falls

After a brief slowdown due to severe weather in February, freight levels roared back in March and are expected to continue climbing in the...
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Data shows major shift in driver turnover by freight sector before and after health...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Driver turnover rates spiked early in the first quarter of 2020 before they trended down in March to all-time lows,...
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Understanding Clearinghouse rules is essential for small trucking businesses

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