California Passes Bill That May Affect Independent Contractor Status for Truckers Link to Article California lawmakers have passed a bill that codifies into law a 2018 state Supreme Court decision that makes it easier for independent contractors to become reclassified as employees of motor carriers. Assembly Bill 5, passed along party lines by the state […]

September 25, 2019 4:45 PM, EDT Article Link California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Heavy-Duty Truck Smog Inspection Program Bill Into Law Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom by Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that directs the California Air Resources Board and other state agencies to develop and implement a […]

What Is a Transportation Management System & 6 Ways a TMS Optimizes Shippers? Supply chain management is a complex, ever-changing process. The actions of yesterday do not necessarily reflect the best practices of tomorrow. Amazon and Walmart continue to encroach on small businesses, and the ability to gain insight into freight spend has never been […]

Guest Opinion: The freight recession, and the next spot rate upturn Tim Denoyer on 24 July 2019 12:06 pm The freight market has been soft for almost a year, and in our view, slid into freight recession in the first half of 2019. The U.S. trucking industry faces a supply and demand imbalance – […]

How to spot good loads in bad markets Chad Boblett on 28 August 2019 4:53 pm I have been a spot market pirate for almost nine years. As a pirate, you want to get in and get the good stuff. This means I use lots of tools to know where the most demand is […]

Backhaul vs deadhead: What’s the tipping point? Peggy Dorf on 24 July 2019 5:21 pm When you can’t find a high-paying load, would you accept a low rate to avoid driving empty? I asked that question in a quick poll on the Rate Per Mile Masters group for truckers on Facebook, and the vote […]

Brief History of the Brokers The transportation industry has changed drastically since the Interstate Commerce Commission “ICC Termination Act of 1995” which deregulated the trucking and the transportation industry.  Prior to 1980 there was only one authorized broker operating in the United States, but after 1995, there have been thousands of Property Brokers authorized to […]

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