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Listed below are most popular news stories about trucking industry.

FAQ from DAT TruckersEdge Load Board

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Four states are teaming up for a truck-only enforcement crackdown next week

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Life before load boards

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4 ways truckers can get more time at home

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Driver Pay Needs an Overhaul

When dispatching company drivers, a trucking operations person has to weigh multiple considerations. Foremost is serving the customer, but a close second consideration is getting your drivers enough miles for the week. If your drivers don't get the miles, the good ones will leave. Then you have to replace them, on top of the normal churn that is a hallmark of this industry.

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How Truckers Can Shake Off the Winter Blues

Most of us owner-operators went home for the holidays, and it's going to take a pretty penny to get back out on the road. The weather is so cold, you worked hard leading up to the holidays, and soon there will be fewer loads to pick from. I know the feeling of these winter blues, it happens to me every year. This is what I do to stay employed and still get home.

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2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

The freight recession is over. That 18-month malaise was triggered by the worldwide collapse of oil prices at the end of 2014. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up. Fuel prices dropped, and carrier revenues fell due to the declining fuel surcharges. To add insult to injury, line haul rates fell, too, in a cycle of year-over-year declines that lasted through the middle of 2016.

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Detention in ELD-Land: Will Shippers Change Dock Practices?

DAT's Freight Talk Blog is pleased to welcome our newest contributor: Rip Watson, formerly of Transport Topics. One month into the brave new world of ELD-land, harried carriers, brokers and their customers are so focused on moving freight that a key part of the picture — detention practices — apparently isn’t changing, even though drivers’ minutes are becoming more precious every day. Earlier this week, a Midwest refrigerated carrier executive neatly summed up the situation, telling this b

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MOTELS WITH TRUCK/BUS/RV PARKING

The main section of locators here also includes fuel, rest areas, service centers, truck stops and much more. It all stems from my own travels and frustrations with finding stuff on the road.

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Reports, Trends & Statistics

Trucks move roughly 71% of the nation's freight by weight. That is just one of many statistics calculated and tracked by American Trucking Associations' professional staff that you can learn about here.

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