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Category Archives: Owner Operators

NMTA: Helping Truckers Succeed

Sep
24,
2014
2

In the ever-changing atmosphere of the trucking industry, education is the key to not only surviving, but in achieving any level of personal or business success. Many professional truck drivers become “trapped” within the idea that the only skill they … Continue reading

Resolving High Freight Loss Claims

Jul
24,
2014
0

Operating as an independent, small broker or a carrier with 5 to 20 trucks, one high damage freight claim can make the difference between maintaining a successful trucking business to having to shut the doors completely. With the rise of … Continue reading

Industry at Sea Event To Promote Trucking Partnerships

Jul
2,
2014
0

Hosted by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, (“SBTC”), 2014 will mark the 2nd year for the Industry at Sea event which works to bring together trucking professionals from all areas of the industry including truck drivers, property brokers, freight … Continue reading

Division or Awareness? Trucking’s Perfect Storm

Jun
26,
2014
10

What a roller coaster ride over the last few weeks, and it appears quite a storm has been brewing within the trucking industry. Just to keep everyone up to date, here’s a brief review how it has gone down and … Continue reading

SBTC to Host Trucking Conference at Sea

Jun
22,
2014
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The Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) is hosting an educational and networking conference for the trucking industry, scheduled for September 12th – 15th, 2014. The Industry at Sea event is a three-night Nassau, Bahamas cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean’s … Continue reading

Many sides of truckings’ mandatory detention pay dispute

Jun
2,
2014
6

  Lack of Detention Time Pay is nothing new, it’s been happening for years, so why all the talk now? Drivers are becoming fed up with a lot of things going on; Too many regulations and proposed rules, high fuel … Continue reading

Lone Mountain Truck Leasing to Lease Trucks Right off the Assembly Line

Apr
1,
2014
0

  Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Lone Mountain Truck Leasing announced that they recently began purchasing new trucks to put into their lease purchase program. Historically, Lone Mountain has focused on leasing used trucks coming out of the larger … Continue reading

ELD Mandate-The controversy and affects of driver accountability

Mar
27,
2014
4

  The discussion of EOBR’s (now labeled ELD’s or electronic logging devices) continues and many drivers are as angry and frustrated as ever.  As far back as I can remember I can not recall a topic creating more controversy or … Continue reading

Professional Truck Drivers benefit from Health Care Law

Mar
11,
2014
5

America has now had a chance to see the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in action over the last few months. There is no doubt, we are staring at mixed results, and strong emotions, and opinions.  We would like to review … Continue reading

Trucking affected by high fuel prices, fuel efficiency and emission regulations

Feb
27,
2014
0

It’s been over a week since the President announced his commitment to establishing standards for fuel efficiency,  greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and dependency on foreign oil.  The DOT and EPA have been directed to develop and issue a Notice of … Continue reading

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