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October 27, 2014
Fuel Saving Tips

What’s your mpg goal? The 9+ mpg club wants to help you get there...

A recent poll conducted by Overdrive revealed, not a huge number of truckers have crossed over into 9+ average mpg territory. Most owner-operators fall in that 5-7 mpg range, as the poll results below show. Polling was conducted this fall at OverdriveOnline.com, with more than 1,000 respondents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 20, 2014
Driver Turnover Increases

Driver turnover increases, recruitment expected to remain tough...

Driver turnover in the truckload sector continues to get worse, according to recently released figures, while a study of hard-to-fill occupations emphasizes the growing driver shortage.

Truckload driver turnover at fleets doing more than $30 million in business annually rose 11 percentage points in the second quarter of the year from the first quarter to an annual rate of 103%, according to recently released figures from the American Trucking Associations. This is its highest level since the third quarter of 2012 and four percentage points above a year earlier.

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October 13, 2014
Rule On Minimum Insurance Coverage

FMCSA set to publish new rule on minimum insurance coverage...


A new rule on minimum insurance coverage for carriers is expected to be published next week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced.

The agency said it sent the proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget on Sept. 29 for final review with the publication date set for Oct. 22.

FMCSA announced in April it would write a new insurance rule because, since 1985 when the existing insurance minimums were set, “inflation has greatly increased medical-claims costs and related expenses.”

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