Business en Driver community ONE20 hits the road <div class="node-body article-body">LOUISVILLE. Continuing to push the marketing boundaries, ONE20, a rapidly growing app-based trucker community, is using the Mid-American Trucking Show here to promote new offerings ranging from ONE20-branded energy drinks to ELDs to a data-mined best and worst list—and even its newly authorized trucking company.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:33:00 +0000 19391 at Trump (hearts) Trucks: ATA, drivers visit White House <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Members of the American Trucking Associations, along with a contingent of America&rsquo;s Road Team Captains, visited the White House Thursday for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Regulations Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:33:00 +0000 19371 at <p>John Lex, a driver for Walmart Transportation, hosted President Trump in the &quot;Share the Road&quot; Mack Trucks tractor brought to the White House event. (<em>Photo courtesy of ATA</em>)</p> RoadPro introduces Rewards lifestyle loyalty community <div class="node-body article-body">The RoadPro Family of Brands has introduced RoadPro Rewards, a new lifestyle loyalty community that will give drivers a chance to get engaged and be rewarded.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:33:00 +0000 19361 at February tonnage slip nothing to worry about, ATA reports <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The&nbsp;<a href="">American Trucking Associations</a>&nbsp;(ATA) said its for-hire truck tonnage index slipped 0.1% in February following a 2.9% increase in January, with the index down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis when compared to February 2016.</p> <p>However, year-to-date when compared with the same two months in 2016, the index is only off 0.1%, noted Bob Costello, ATA&rsquo;s chief economist.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:22:00 +0000 19321 at Arrow Truck Sales offers affiliate deals for owner-ops <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re an owner-operator looking for a new (to you) rig, Arrow Truck Sales Inc. has a used truck purchasing program for owner-ops who currently drive for select carriers. As an Arrow Prime member, the buyer qualifies for certain exclusive benefits, including a free 6 month/50,000 mile warranty, special $1,000 allowance and more.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Equipment News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:02:00 +0000 19301 at Spotlight on an American Trucker - March 2017 <div class="field-deck"> Cliff Robertson, owner-operator, leased to X-Treme Trucking LLC, Abrams, WI </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Cliff Robertson has been around trucking his entire life, having spent many summers of his childhood riding shotgun with his dad. He&rsquo;s been driving for 25 years and has been leased to X-Treme Trucking for the last three years.&nbsp; He drives a 2017 International LoneStar with an ISX 475 Cummins and pulls drop-and-hook flatbed, drop-deck and Conestoga trailer freight, both full truckload and LTL, including over-dimensional and general freight. Robertson often handles multi-load jobs when a customer has hundreds of loads moving in the same direction.&nbsp;&nbsp; </em>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 19251 at Volume pricing and the micro carrier <div class="field-deck"> Charging less than you need is a shortcut to failure </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trucking hauling rates are volatile and ever-changing&mdash;and based on multiple influences. Some of these influences are controllable and others are not, with the majority fitting into the noncontrollable category. There are fuel prices, costs of doing business, driver pay, etc. Then there are broad market forces, competition for loads, other specific market forces such as availability of loads to the number of available trucks to haul them, and weather. All of these will impact the hauling fee you must calculate to remain profitable.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:58:00 +0000 19241 at Slow and steady: How to grow a small fleet <div class="node-body article-body">What better icon of independence and entrepreneurship is there than the American trucker, the rugged individualist living life on his or her own terms, and forging a business from a passion? The good news is the American dream can indeed become a reality—for the right person. The challenges, however, are substantial.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:55:00 +0000 19231 at Regs outlook: Doing 'homework,' getting government 'out of the way' <div class="node-body article-body">To the eye of ATA CEO Chris Spear, there are a lot of regulatory battles ahead for the industry, encompassing everything from developing the protocols governing autonomous vehicle operation to fighting against a mandate for speed limiters, and making changes to Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) rules, such as removing the trailer mandate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Regulations Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:51:00 +0000 19191 at <p>&ldquo;We believe at ATA that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technology is literally 20 to 25 years away. But the debate over how it&rsquo;s going to look and how it&rsquo;s going to feel is happening right now.&rdquo; -ATA President &amp; CEO Chris Spear</p> Texas tops spot truckload demand <div class="node-body article-body">After a 17% jump the previous week, spot truckload freight volume increased a modest 1.3% during the week ending March 11, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:44:00 +0000 19181 at