OOIDA contents that small fleet, owner-op growth play large role in driver turnover

A new report from the research arm of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the OOIDA Foundation, suggests the “driver shortage” perceived by many larger fleets is […]

Why Chicago brokers call contract rates ‘paper rates’

Shippers and carriers alike are exposed to spot market volatility There are at least three ways to interpret the ‘paper’ in ‘paper rates.’ The first is […]

Manual transmissions… still shifting?

The percentage of Class 8 trucks, or semi-trucks (those with a gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 33,000 pounds) equipped with manual transmissions is certainly much higher […]

Trump nominee Rosen considered key player in emissions rollbacks

President Donald Trump’s pick to replace deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein could bolster Administration efforts to roll back or delay Obama-era pollution rules affecting the trucking […]

Weekend blizzard heading to Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast

Another big storm is heading toward the nation’s heartland soon, dumping lots of snow in portions of the Midwest and Mountain Prairie regions, in addition to […]

Beating back too many brokers’ wrongheaded mentality: ‘Keep the shipper happy no matter what it costs the carrier’

I’ve written about avoid-like-the-plague “right of offset,” or setoff, language in contracts between carriers and partner brokers in recent months more than once.Such language allows a broker a way to […]

Owner-operators reap record earnings in 2018

The high-demand year that trucking enjoyed for most of 2018 produced strong rate hikes that translated well to owner-operator net income. Owner-operators averaged $65,360 for the […]

Employee suit alleges NEMF violated federal law regarding layoff notifications

A group of drivers and other employees of bankrupt less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier New England Motor Freight Inc. (NEMF) have filed a class-action suit alleging the company […]

DOT auditing FMCSA registry of medical examiners over fraud cases

Spurred by a wake of criminal charges against medical examiners who have fraudulently issued DOT medical certificates to truck operators, the U.S. DOT’s Office of Inspector […]

Pilot Flying J “Inside Girls” sentenced to community service

Senior U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier Jr. sentenced the final four women to be tried in the Pilot Flying J fraud case to probation and […]

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