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Make the most of fuel surcharges by squeezing the most from each gallon

Fuel discounts are good. So are fuel surcharges. If you’re an owner-operator, you’ll be able to quickly answer this simple question: What is your...
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Widespread use of autonomous vehicles at least a decade away, say MIT researchers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Despite recent progress of the vehicle-automation industry, it will be at least a decade before fully automated vehicles, with no driver...
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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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Spot truckload rates rose amid supply-chain imbalances during week ending July 26

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload freight rates continued to increase last week, bucking typical trends for late July, according to the DAT Spot Truckload...
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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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ATA study shows company drivers’ average pay increased by $6,000 between 2017-2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on May 21 released the latest version of the association’s Driver Compensation Study, which showed average...
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ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index for July highlights driver shortage

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes data for July, showed an across-the-board downtick in the diffusion indexes...
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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...
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Truck OEMs retool to keep employees on the job, fight COVID-19 pandemic

When COVID-19 rose to the forefront of the nation’s news early this year, the trucking industry found itself in high demand. Carriers, company drivers...
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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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U.S. employers add 164,000 jobs in July, for-hire trucking hiring up 2,000

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend...
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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had positive impact on owner-operators

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Preliminary data based on over 3,000 tax returns indicate that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had an overall...
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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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Employers add 128K jobs in October, for-hire trucking up 1,300, but …

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against...
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Trucks moved $60.7 billion in transborder freight during July 2020, up 7.5% from June

WASHINGTON — Trucks moved the majority of transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) during July 2020, according...
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UrgentCare Travel, EROAD work to provide convenient health services for OTR drivers

MIAMI and TUALATIN, Ore. — Thanks to a partnership between UrgentCare Travel (UCT) and EROAD that offers medical services to EROAD customers, more drivers now have...

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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U.S. Xpress partners with program matching service dogs with vets suffering from PTSD

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — It’s estimated that anywhere from 11% to 30% of military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their service, depending on...
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FMCSA website lists jobs for 18-20 year olds with military heavy truck experience

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday said that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds...
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Roadmaster Drivers School set to open new training center in Columbus, Ohio

PETERSBURG, Fla. — Looking to address Ohio’s high unemployment rate and a shortage of truck drivers, Roadmaster Drivers School is opening a new training...