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  • Business Mindset Featured Story
    Develop a Business Mindset
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Aug 20th 2018 11:05AM
    If you attended the educational workshops at Expedite Expo in July, you likely noticed a common theme that emerged in many of those classes: To succeed in expedited trucking, you must develop a business mindset. That’s because whether you’re a contract driver, owner-operator, or fleet owner, you’re in business for yourself. But if you have spent most of your career working for someone else, you’ve likely developed the habit of thinking l...
  • Return To Expedite Expo Allows Husband & Wife To Realize Truck Ownership Dream Through Expediter Services
    By Contributing Writer
    Posted Aug 20th 2018 9:55AM
    In the weeks following the conclusion of the 18th Annual Expedite Expo, Johnny and Mary Mullis continue to carry a feeling of elation and excitement a...
  • Spot freight rates still high but slide again
    By The Trucker News Staff
    Posted Aug 16th 2018 10:41AM
    The national average van rate fell 6 cents to $2.18/mile during the week ending August 11, marking five straight weeks of declines after one of the mo...
  • Hours of service ‘pre-rule’ filed to White House by FMCSA
    By James Jaillet -
    Posted Aug 16th 2018 10:34AM
    Though details are sparse, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval from the White House to publish a so-called “pre-rule...
  • Major retail container ports setting record highs
    By The Trucker News Staff
    Posted Aug 10th 2018 12:46PM
      WASHINGTON — With retail sales rising and retailers rushing to bring merchandise into the country ahead of proposed new tariffs on products from ...
  • Uber Ups the Ante on Uber Freight Trucking Division
    Posted Aug 10th 2018 12:39PM
    With the news last week that Uber was abandoning its autonomous commercial vehicle research business (for now, anyway) a logical take-away would be th...
  • FMCSA head Martinez eyes dialogue around hours of service reforms, stronger relations with trucking
    By James Jaillet -
    Posted Aug 8th 2018 11:06AM
    Ray Martinez, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, says he hopes to kick off dialogue on tweaking hours of service regula...
  • How Fleets are Chasing Drivers with Better Pay and Quality of Life
    By Steven Martinez -
    Posted Aug 6th 2018 11:54AM
    In the past few months, many fleets have increased wages in an attempt to find and keep new drivers. Facing high turnover and fewer entrants to the in...
  • Road and bridge money’s on the table, but don’t hold your breath
    By Max Heine -
    Posted Aug 6th 2018 11:42AM
    Those of you driving hundreds of miles a day aren’t surprised by the occasional dismal report on the condition of the nation’s highways. The depre...
  • Fleet Ownership
    Fleet Ownership: Getting Started
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Aug 6th 2018 11:31AM
    As fleet owners take on a more prominent role in expedited trucking, there’s been a growing interest among owner-operators and contract drivers to ...
  • Uber Shutters Autonomous Truck Business Division
    Posted Aug 2nd 2018 3:18PM
    Uber is shuttering its autonomous truck research division. At least for now. That’s the word that came late on July 30 about the San Francisco-based...