Money

DOT

DOT Frees Up Another $470M For Highway And Infrastructure Projects

A few million in state infrastructure earmarks from the fiscal years 2003 – 2006 have been made available to states this week. Will your hometown get some of it?


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Taxes

The Tax Man is Calling, File Your Form 2290 By August 31

The time to pay your heavy vehicle use tax is just around the corner. Get the info you need to know about filing.


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High Mileage Truck

The Right Time To Invest In A New Semi Truck

Thinking of rebuilding your truck? It definitely has short term advantages, but if you are going to be a truck driver for the long haul, it may not be worth the cost to keep rebuilding.


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Loves

Love’s Truck Stops Rolling Out Technology To Help Speed Fuel Ups

One of the worst time sucks for truck drivers is getting a make over by Love’s Truck Stops. Will it help you?


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Loves

Love’s Offers Cardless Payment Option At The Pump

Love’s is now offering a cardless payment option for its customers. This option will help expedite fuel purchases and get you back out on the road more quickly.


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Pirates

Highway Pirates Cost Trucking Companies Billions

How do federal and state law enforcement teams plan to combat one of the costliest crimes going? Do they even have a strategic plan?


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Money

Man With Multiple Jobs Wins $1 Million Lottery

A hard-working Arkansas man wins $1 million on a scratchers ticket.


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Debit Card

U.S. Bank Aquires Truck Driver Debit Card Service

U.S. Bank re-invigorates a fuel and fee debit card brand that has served truck driver fleets for years. It uses a prepaid account system and allows direct deposit of payroll or other funds onto the card, which can be used wherever debit cards are accepted.


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EPA

11 Fuel Saving Tips

Tired of paying too much at the pump? Here are some great fuel saving tips!


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Heartland

Heartland Express Loses Profit, Even As Sales Climb

Midwest carrier Heartland Express had been relying on used assets to boost profit, but the results are less than encouraging. What went wrong?


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Staying Power

Economic Indicators For Transportation Trends Are Strong

Analysts say the trucking industry is showing positive growth. Is the worst of the recession over?


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Insurance

Progressive Insurance Expands Truck Driver Coverage

Progressive recently announced an expansion for most of their commercial truck and vehicle insurance packages. Truck drivers might be happy about some of them…


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Embezzlement

Three Faulkner Trucking Employees Sentenced For Embezzlement

Three Faulkner Trucking office employees were sentenced for embezzling funds. Was their punishment just?


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Staying Power

Trucking Companies Have Staying Power

Each day, it seems as though more and more businesses are closing their doors. Is the trucking industry immune?


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Tax Deductions

Tax Deductions for Truck Drivers

Are you saving the money you should with tax deductions for truck driver? Check out this list and see if you’ve thought of them all. Tax Deduction can help!


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Panama Canal

Texas Plans On Trucking Windfall From Panama Canal

One of the world’s busiest shipping utilities announced plans for expansion last year. A group in Texas decides the state is primed for a boost in transporting infrastructure to and from the project. Who is it?


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Owner Operator

6 Steps To Becoming A Trucking Owner/Operator

This article helps you take a good, hard look at your work ethic, habits, and other factors about what kind of driver you are. It may have some solid answers about the likelihood you have of succeeding as an owner/operator instead of a company driver.


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Freight Company

Freight Company To Hire 200 Truck Drivers

Freight trucking company to hire 200 new drivers. Get the details here.


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Driver Salary

How Much Do Truck Drivers Make?

So how much do truck drivers make? There’s no simple answer to that question. Truck drivers must have all the facts before knowing how much they’ll make.


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ACT

Trucking Industry Growth For 2012: Analysts Temper Expectations

Trucking industry growth for 2012 has analytics tempering their expectations. Largely due to the job market, trucking industry growth will likely be slow.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | May 14 – 21

These diesel fuel prices are based on the On-Highway Diesel Prices, by Week and PADD, by Self Service Cash Price in Dollars per Gallon, Including Taxes for the week of May 14th through the 21st, 2012.


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Mothers Day

Free Mother’s Day Meals

Mother’s Day: Free meals for moms today only! Travel Centers of America is celebrating moms with a valid CDL License.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | May 8 – 15

This diesel fuel price index is based on the total average of On-Highway Diesel Prices, by Week and PADD during May 8 through 15th, 2012.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Apr. 30 – May 6

This is the diesel fuel price average index for On-Highway Diesel Prices, by Week and PADD for Self Service Cash Price in Dollars per Gallon, Including Taxes for April 30 – May 6th, 2012.


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Fuel Prices

CTA Study Predicts CA Diesel Prices Over $6 Gal

A new study by the California Trucking Association predicts something awful for truckers. Find out how bad it might get inside.


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Traffic

Congested California Freeway To Be Widened

A heavily traveled California freeway will soon be getting a major upgrade. Find out where.


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Paccar

Paccar Has Strong First Financial Quarter In 2012

After a strong showing in Q4 of 2011, Paccar continues to weather the worldwide financial turmoil with improved performance and profits in 2012.


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Grant

Apply For $20M EPA Diesel Emissions Grant

The closing date to submit a proposal is coming soon. The EPA is committed to updating emissions standards for all diesel engines.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Apr. 23 – 30

All diesel fuel prices are averaged by PADD, including taxes, for the week of April 23rd – 30th, 2012.


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High Mileage Truck Blue

Truck Driver Employment Rate Rises Slightly In 2011

Employment rates for truckers rise for the first time since the all-time high in 2008. What made the difference?


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Marijuana

Economists: Pot Legalization Could Save USA Billions

In this downturned economy, many in congress are looking for ways to balance the budget without raising taxes. The need to look no further, legalization of marijuana could bring in billions of dollars a year to the U.S. economy, says more than 300 economists.


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Tax Deductions

Most Outrageous Tax Deductions

Check out these hilarious, but allowable, tax deductions. See if there are any you can claim.


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Interstates

Driver Turnover Decreases Slightly In Late 2011

While it can be considered relatively good news, driver turnover rates continue to plague the truck driving industry.


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Tax

The Clock Is Ticking: Last Minute Tax Advice

The deadline to file your taxes is less than a week away, find out the tax deductions for truck drivers and get some last-minute tax advice.


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Toll Roads

Arizona Moves Closer To Toll Roads

An authorized bill from lawmakers reveals Arizona’s plan to construct new toll roads with the help of private companies.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Apr. 9 – 16

This is the diesel fuel price average index by PADD, Self Service Cash Price in Dollars per Gallon, Including Taxes for April 9 – 16th, 2012.


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Oil

Big Oil 3 Settle In “Hot Fuel” Lawsuit

Three large oil companies have decided to settle in the so-called “Hot Fuel” debate in court.


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Taxes

How Many Days Do Americans Work To Cover Their Taxes?

Find out how many days you have to work before you start making a profit and how American taxes stack up against other countries around the world.


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Money

DOT Warns Against New Financial Phishing Scam

A new financial scam being conducted on transportation companies has caused an alert to be issued by the DOT. Carriers and Owner/Operators beware!


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Police Officer

Pre-Paid Legal Service – Your Ticket To Freedom?

Are pre-paid legal services worth the money, or do they cause more harm than good. Read about some other truckers’ experiences with them.


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Trucking Fees

Illinois Proposes Bill To Limit Trucking Fees

A Democratic State Senator from Illinois proposes a fee cut for truckers. Find out what the bill is and what is proposes inside.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Mar. 19 – 25

This is the diesel fuel price index by PADD with taxes included for March 19 – 25th, 2012.


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Overdue

Are Debt Collectors Harassing You?

Debt collectors do some drastic things to collect on past bills. You don’t have to take threats and harassment from debt collectors. Find out what the debt collections laws are in your state.


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Buford

For Sale: Entire Wyoming Town. Pop. “1”

How much would you pay to be the sole resident of a small town in Wyoming? Find out inside…


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Oil

Oil Speculation Is Costly For Trucking Industry

Find out how oil speculation is spiking the cost of fuel and lining the pockets of Wall Street.


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Fuel Tanker

ATA’s Graves Says Fuel Hike Goes Right To Consumers

ATA CEP Bill Graves expects consumers to pay for the current diesel fuel hike, not the trucking companies.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | March 12 – 19

This is the diesel fuel price index by PADD, including all taxes for March 12 – 19, 2012.


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EPA

Emissions Study Shows EPA Dishonest To Truckers

Carriers wonder how the EPA was able to pass their cost estimates off as reliable data, when third party investigators conclude the agency made massive mistakes.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | March 5 – 12

This is the diesel fuel index for all American PADDs, tax included for March 5 – 12.


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Fuel

Diesel Prices Spike Early, Hurting Truckers

Industry analysts say the early 2012 diesel fuel price spike should be only temporary. But many small carriers aren’t sure they’ll weather the storm well. What happened?


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