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Roadcheck is over, but some van rates keep climbing

Summer freight is on its way, just as spring has finally sprung -- and it’s not all about Roadcheck.  The annual Roadcheck inspection blitz kicked off the month by tightening capacity for much of the first week in June. The lane rates that rose sharply during that week dropped back down again after the inspections ended, but van load volumes and rates continue to climb in the Southeast and along the West Coast.  The end… Read More

5 regulations to watch in 2019

The ELD mandate transformed the trucking industry last year. The dust has finally started to settle, but more changes could be on the horizon. While there likely won't be any new regulations that are as transformative as the ELD mandate, transportation professionals should keep an eye on these five regulations that could have big impacts on trucking in 2019. 1. Electronic On-Board Recording Devices The… Read More

How Tax Reform Affects Owner-Operators

In December 2017, Congress passed one of the largest tax reform bills since the 1980s. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect owner-operators starting this year, and continuing through at least 2025. At that point, certain parts are scheduled to expire, unless they are renewed by Congress. The goal of this tax legislation was to help simplify the entire tax filing process. Unfortunately, many of the changes added an extra layer of… Read More

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Scanner on the Road

If you have a smartphone with a camera, you essentially have a mobile document scanner—one you can use to scan and submit invoices and other paperwork to companies you work with, including Advance Business Capital (ABC), the preferred freight… Read More