Business en California tops Q1 cargo theft list <div class="node-body article-body">California once again leads the nation in cargo theft activity, according to a new analysis from CargoNet, with 51 crimes reported during the first quarter of 2017.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:01:00 +0000 19931 at Spotlight on an American Trucker- April 2017 <div class="field-deck"> Prentice Woods, owner Prentice Logistics, Kernersville, NC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Working for someone else and making their dreams come true was not what Prentice Woods envisioned for his life, and it&rsquo;s taken longer than he&rsquo;d hoped to take the step to being an owner-operator.&nbsp; A person can let fear keep him from moving forward, or he can &ldquo;use that same fear as fuel,&rdquo; he says. He drives a 2007 Freightliner Columbia and pulls a 2015 Great Dane Air Ride 53-ft. dry van. Even with just his single truck and trailer, he thinks of his business as a trucking company&mdash;a starting point, &ldquo;but it will not be where I end.&rdquo;</em></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:36:00 +0000 19891 at Tackling tax issues <div class="field-deck"> What to do when the IRS comes knocking </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s tax time, but if you&rsquo;re just now gathering receipts from the cardboard box under your bunk, then a quick rundown of filing tips probably won&rsquo;t help a lot, at least not this year. But you might want to pay attention to a tax expert who specializes in helping truckers who&rsquo;ve gotten sideways with the Internal Revenue Service. And you&rsquo;ll want to pay attention, too, if you&rsquo;ve always filed on time and never had a problem&mdash;until, surprise, the government says you do.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:12:00 +0000 19881 at March tonnage stalls in winter weather <div class="field-byline"> Neil Abt </div> <div class="field-deck"> ATA economist: freight signs remain 'mostly positive' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For-hire truck tonnage dipped 1% in March from February, American Trucking Associations reported, a figure the group said was likely constrained by winter storms during the month.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:31:00 +0000 19871 at ATA Tesla semi: One small problem <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s only one thing standing between Elon Musk and Tesla Inc.'s plan to revolutionize transportation with electric vehicles: Electricity.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Equipment News Running Lights Blog Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:22:00 +0000 19831 at California freight recovery key to 2017 rate upswing, analyst says <div class="field-deck"> DAT's Montague: Shippers should plan for a "changed environment" </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Load-to-truck ratios have begun to climb significantly, doubling from this time last year—an “early warning sign” that truckload rates should begin to improve after a dreary 2016. Indeed, shippers can expect “a changed environment” by the second half of the year, suggested analyst Mark Montague in detailing first quarter “winner and losers” in the truckload market.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:13:00 +0000 19811 at OOIDA to Supreme Court: ELD mandate violates 4th Amendment <div class="field-deck"> E-log requirement 'equivalent of warrantless surveillance' of truckers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OOIDA is taking its opposition to the electronic logging device mandate to the highest court in the land. The small business trucking group this week filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States, arguing that a federal appeals court was wrong when it ruled that the e-log requirement does not violate Fourth Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Regulations Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:41:00 +0000 19781 at Detour update: Costs and countdown to reopening I-85 <div class="node-body article-body">With Interstate 85 through Atlanta severed like an artery following the major bridge collapse March 30, Georgia DOT officials have given a rundown of the damage, the repair plan and exactly when they expect vehicles will again be driving on the rebuilt section of I-85.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:14:00 +0000 19761 at <p>Detours and re-routing were set up quickly with the Interstate 85 bridge situation, and the response helped prevent any injuries from the fire and bridge collapse Thurs., March 30. Georgia Dept. of Transportation officials say that the planned repairs will be expedited and they expect a new section of I-85 will be reopened by Thurs., June 15.</p> Georgia DOT Spot freight takes seasonal dip, but rates rise <div class="node-body article-body">Spot truckload freight volume fell 2% during the first week of April, a typical decline compared to the last week of March when shippers rush to move freight before closing their books on Q1, according to DAT Solutions. National average spot truckload rates strengthened, however.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:17:00 +0000 19751 at FMCSA adjusts penalty schedule for inflation <div class="node-body article-body">The penalties for violating federal trucking regulations are about to go up again, but not by much. The FMCSA on Wednesday published the 2017 schedule, with an adjustment multiple of 1.01636, or about 0.16%, as set by the White House OMB.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Regulations Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:11:00 +0000 19741 at Thinkstock