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After a turbulent year in 2019, spot rates are showing a slight stabilization in the first quarter of 2020. Spot rates at the end of December climbed to an average of $1.73 per mile, which is well above the average...
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Parking still remains an issue throughout the trucking industry. Parking is becoming more scarce, with repercussions ranging from lower take-home pay for drivers to penalties for drive time according to the ELD mandate. Last month, the Transportation Research Board met...
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As we get ready for spring, plans are being made for major construction projects throughout the United States. Carriers and owner-operators alike are being contracted to move building materials and heavy equipment to construction sites so workers can take on...
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Last Month the White House rolled out new guidelines for automated vehicle manufacturers. Automated Vehicles 4.0 (or AV4.0) was shown at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, with the goal of improving safety and security with self-driving vehicles. AV4.0 will impose...
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We are still in the middle of winter, which means oil and gas distributors are supplying gas stations, private individuals, and more with the fuel necessary to keep vehicles moving and houses warm. However, staggered payment schedules may mean that...
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Driver turnover in the trucking industry is nothing new. American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported that in the third quarter of 2019, driver turnover for large carriers was at 96 percent. For small carriers, the number was 73 percent, which was...
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California’s Assembly Bill 5, also known as AB5, was stalled at the start of January. But could AB5 be revived later on down the road, and what are the current implications for the trucking industry? An Overview of AB5 AB5...
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Late last year, the FMCSA announced that starting in January, they were going to increase random drug testing rates from 25 percent to 50 percent. This latest round of drug testing will have a number of impacts on the trucking...
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Smaller trucking companies have received a lot of attention from industry news outlets over the past few years. During the high-demand period of 2018, smaller trucking companies helped to offset the burden larger carriers were experiencing from shippers calling for...
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The idea of carriers switching over to electric trucks has been tossed around for years now. However, the cost and power output of solid-state batteries have always put plans on the back burner. Yet with trends in both commerce, technology,...
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