Posted: 27 Aug, 2018 by Ariel Black

This is a guest post by Ariel Black of ExpressTruckTax the leading e-file 2290 solution for the trucking industry.   True or false: Owner-operators can use their social security number if they don’t have an employer identification number.Answer: FalseAs an owner-operator, you are required...

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Posted: 27 Aug, 2018 by Ariel Black

This is a guest post by Ariel Black of ExpressTruckTax the leading e-file 2290 solution for the trucking industry.   Tax season is here for truckers, specifically the Heavy Vehicle Use tax. The paperwork can be confusing, and the deadline is coming fast – Aug. 31. Here’s how you can...

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Posted: 23 Aug, 2018 by Pat Pitz

You never thought they'd ask. But this week the FMCSA issued a notice seeking input on certain aspects of hour of service (HOS) regulations. The agency said it wants input on four areas in which it is considering making changes. Are there alternatives to the 30-minute rest break that would provide f...

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Posted: 21 Aug, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Reefer freight volumes continue to slip lower, but fall harvests should start to reverse the falling trend and add some stability to rates in the coming weeks. Rates already started rising last week in Idaho and Michigan, and more loads moved out of a few of the top markets — namely Atlanta, G...

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Posted: 21 Aug, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Van rates stepped down for the sixth week in a row. That's not to say they're low. They're still about 20% higher than last year at this time, but now they've returned to April/May levels after hitting a peak in early July. Many of the markets have looser capacity now than earlier in the summer. The...

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Posted: 20 Aug, 2018 by Donald Broughton

In all three modes, the DAT® Trucking Freight Barometers are continuing to demonstrate three basic trends: Demand that exceeds capacity by a wide enough margin to drive spot and contract prices higher Seasonally weaker demand, as is normal during July and August. There is less freight to be...

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