Money

Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Feb. 27 – March 4

These are the on-highway diesel price averages by PADD for February 27th through March 4th.


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Interstate

New Truck Registrations Soar In 2011

It looks like 2012 will be an extremely active year for the trucking industry, due to how many new tractors are being placed on the roads.


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T J Maxx

TJX Profit Rises 42%, Stock Buyback Announced

TJX, the parent of T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls has profited handsomely by appealing to budget-conscious consumers in the sluggish economy. Their shipping business will increase in 2012.


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Class 8

Class 8 Truck Prices Forcasted to Increase in 2012

Sleeper tractor prices are rising. Can you handle the increase?


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Pump

Feeling The Pinch At The Pump Yet?

The Energy Information Administration noted this week that diesel fuel is at a high point for the time of year. What’s happening?


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Feb. 20 – 27

These are the on-highway diesel price averages by PADD for February 20 – 27 2012.


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Panther

Panther Transportation Offers Signing Bonuses In March

Panther has announced they may pay out nearly $15,000 for every qualified driver who enters their loyalty plan.


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Stolen Art

Transportation Company Recovers Stolen Art

A British transportation company discovered an amazing mother load of art that had been missing for nearly a decade. How much was it worth?


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Driver Shortage

How Will Trucking Overcome The Driver Shortage? Pt. 1

The transportation industry is currently embroiled in a driver shortage that seems like it will go on for years. How do we fix it?


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Feb. 13 – 20

These are the on-highway diesel price averages by PADD for February 2012.


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Shipping Rates

Shipping Rates Could Rise 6 Percent In 2012

What are the factors that are driving up trucking and freight costs in 2012? Seems like the same old causes.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Feb. 6 – 13 2012

These are the diesel fuel price averages by PADD for the Continental United States, February 6 – 13th.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

This is the diesel fuel price index by PADD for the first week of February 2012.


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Driver Shortage

Driver Shortages Force Carriers To Revise Salary Caps

Industry researchers and carriers are almost in complete agreement that truck driver salaries need to rise in order to get more qualified drivers back to work.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Price Index | Jan. 23 – 28

Here are the on-highway diesel fuel prices by PADD and self service dollars for this week.


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Fishing

CDL Suspension & Child Support: Slippery Slope

Don’t make the critical mistake of losing your CDL over failing to cover financial responsibilities.


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Winter Tracks

Winter Truck Driving Supplies

Have you outfitted yourself and your truck with winter travel accessories? We’re linking you to some suggestions in case you haven’t yet.


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Trip Pak Scanner Tutorial

TripPak Scanner: Video How-To for Truck Drivers

Here’s a how-to video for truckers thinking of purchasing the TripPak portable document scanner. What’s in the box, software setup and daily use is covered.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Prices | Jan. 16 – 23

This week’s Energy Information Administration’s on-highway diesel fuel price index.


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Save Money

Things New Drivers Need To Do

Build good driving and budget habits early and you’ll stand out to carriers down the road.


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EPA

EPA Standards: Are Lobbyists Lying About The Real Costs?

Are some media outlets making false claims about the costs from the EPA’s new fuel standards? Some watchdog groups say “Yes.”


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Prices | Jan 9 – 15

The On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Index for the second week of January 2012.


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Money

10 Pieces Of Financial Advice For Small Carriers

Here’s some things to think about as you attempt to grow your carrier business in 2012. Can you make improvements?


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Freight

Thom Albrecht – 12 Things I Think About Freight In 2012

Surface transportation analyst Thom Albrecht gives his thoughts on key transportation industry issues from 2011 through 2012 and how to think strategically about improvements.


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Price Index

Diesel Fuel Prices | Jan. 2nd – 8th

Here’s this week’s PADD report for on-road diesel prices by U.S. region as researched by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).


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Money

9 Pieces Of Financial Advice For Lease Operators

Are you doing all you can to keep your costs down? Make a resolution to be a better lease operator in 2012. Here’s how.


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PayPal Mobile

Financial App Review: PayPal Mobile

We have another quick review and how-to for one of the most popular financial mobile apps for Android phones – PayPal Mobile. Fast, Easy and Convenient for some emergency cash or quick purchases on the road.


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Mint

Financial App Review: MINT

CDLLife links you to a review of MINT, an award-winning finance app for mobile phones. Watch a video of how it works.


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Financial App

5 Free Financial Apps Truckers Need

Long haul truckers should always keep their money on their mind. No one wants to go broke while on the road! So which mobile apps are trucker-friendly according to CDLLife?


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Rail Worker Strike

Dec. 6 Rail Worker Strike Narrowly Averted

Federally appointed negotiators and 12 of the 13 rail worker unions settled disputes mere hours before the Dec. 6th strike was to begin. Who benefited?


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High Mileage Truck Blue

What Makes A Good High Mileage Truck? Pt. 3

Last time we spoke about how advances have helped keep trucks on the road longer. Now, we’ll discuss what should indicate at roadworthy high mileage truck .


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Green Truck

Truck Driver Tax Deductions

Truck driver tax deductions can help you save money on your taxes. Are you giving too much of your money to Uncle Sam? Read more to find out.


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Fuel Tanker

Fuel Saving Statistics

The EPA may be proud of their big plans, but most truck drivers know that tractor trailer manufacturers and private carriers are already working tirelessly to find new ways to improve fuel efficiency of their fleets.


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High Mileage Truck Blue

What Makes a Good High Mileage Truck? Pt. 2

We continue speaking about how technological advancements in the manufacture of tractor trailer parts have helped drivers stay confident about owning and buying used trucks.


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High Mileage Truck

What Makes a Good High Mileage Truck?

The modern definition of ‘low mileage truck’ would seem ridiculous just 20 years ago. Advancements in aerodynamics and engine technology makes a half-million mile road warrior a good buy if a few points check out.


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Dump at the Pump

Avoid The Accidental Dump At The Pump!

Don’t be a chump! Avoid wasting fuel at the pump! This money-saving tip is so simple, we almost didn’t write it. But we figured since CDLLife is dedicated to all truckers (as in new truckers too), we thought we would go ahead.


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Trends In Transportation

Trends in Transportation: Fall 2011

The two year economic turndown is still having effects in 2011. The Transportation industry is large, but never immune to waning consumer product demand.


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Money Saving Tips

Truck Driver Tips: Saving Money on the Road

Good truck driver tips regarding smart fuel efficiency. A number of factors can effect a big rig’s fuel efficiency so there are a few truck driver tips to help improve it.


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