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Feb 26


Snow is still falling in broad swaths of North America, and if you live or work in those regions, you know why truckers ask for higher rates there, to cover weather-related delays.This winter is harsh in those areas, but the effects are mostly regional, and the storms are not constant, as they were during last winter's Polar Vortex.

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3 Feb 18

Now more than ever, speed matters when it comes to finding the best loads. The new web-based version of DAT Power shows loads in real time, meaning loads are added to the search results the second they're added. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the load board will allow you to work more efficiently, whether you're filling one truck or 100. See how you can start using it today.

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3 Feb 18

No matter what side of the fence you’re on with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, you need to learn about the health care law and its impact on your taxes throughout 2015. The new law affects each carrier differently, so whether you're an owner-operator or need to file taxes for a large or small business, don't file before you read this.

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7 Feb 18

The FMCSA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in November, recommending an increase of the minimum financial responsibility required of carriers. As part of the 60-day public comment period, FMCSA is asking carriers to answer a questionnaire about how much they currently pay for insurance and how much they expect their premiums to increase if the minimum was raised. If you haven’t already voiced your opinion, speak now or forever hold your peace. The public comment period ends Feb. 26.

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Feb 11

The new, web-based version of DAT Power sets a new standard for load boards: it delivers results faster, reduces keystrokes, and remembers your previous actions, so you can do more in less time. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the load board will help you move more freight and get an edge on your competition. See how you can start using it today—or to get it if you don’t have it.

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Jan 28

When Rock Deschaine decided to expand his freight brokerage business, he knew he needed two things to grow: agents and scalable broker technology. As an ex-Marine, Rock knew where to look for agent trainees with can-do attitudes: the Wounded Warriors Project. Deschaine has brought on two independent agents and anticipates having 10 by year’s end. See how he’s growing his business while helping disabled veterans support their families—and using best-of-breed broker technology. [More]

Jan 26

Heavy snow and ice in the Northeast could have many in the trucking industry feeling déjà vu, as winter storms in the same region wreaked havoc on the nation’s supply chain not so long ago.This most recent storm shouldn’t have as drastic an effect on freight movements, though, as a few things should mitigate the impact.

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Jan 22

Declining oil prices affect truckers' operating costs and revenue, but there is also an impact on cargo types. New regional trends are emerging, and Houston is enjoying a boom in freight for vans and reefers as well as flatbeds.

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4 Jan 19

Spot market freight surged last year, and the increased demand for transportation contributed to rising rates throughout 2014. Higher rates, lower fuel costs and continued strong demand led carriers to expand fleet operations, and Class 8 truck sales are soaring. Is it time for you grow your fleet, too?

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Jan 16

Industry pioneer KLLM Transport Services has been one of the country’s leading temperature-controlled carriers for more than 50 years. KLLM also helped set a trend with the launch of its in-house brokerage in 2008, creating a new revenue stream that didn't require investing in expensive equipment. Carriers have been the fastest growing brokering segment ever since.

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