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Owner-operator compensation trends

Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute (formerly SignPost), will speak in November on "The latest trends in owner-operator compensation."   He will share detailed third-quarter pay data just in from over 350 moderate and large carriers. Klemp will also analyze how the industry is responding to growing demand for drivers and the onset of Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010.  Check back for the date and registration information.

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Sept. 29 webinar: Load selection for profit

Trucking radio host and Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford will discuss how to make wise choices in planning your loads in Overdrive’s next webinar

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Old Mack bulldog learns some new tricks

The old Mack bulldog has something to bark about: His website was named one of “10 Great B-to-B Sites” by BtoB (as in business to business), a marketing magazine.

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If you got it, a Russian might have trucked it

Driver demand has been slowly swelling all year. It’s likely to get hotter in 2011, even if the economy only crawls forward in fits and starts. By this time next year, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s talk of where to find new driver pools. Whenever this has come up in the past, one response has often been: immigrants. Immigrants don’t dominate trucking in the way Indians and others do cab fleets in New York City, but ...

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Confidence lackluster, but factories humming

Tuesday’s report on consumer confidence was a bit sour, even though the index was up a tad. “Overall, consumers remain apprehensive about the future," said an official with The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, which manages the survey. But, hey, that’s just a survey of how people feel. A report this morning shows that manufacturing, which has a more direct impact on trucking, continues to improve. One of the most active manufacturing sectors was transportation equipment, ...

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October: They say it’s our birthday

You’ll find monthly features in Overdrive, starting with the October issue. That month we’ll also launch a 50th anniversary website, OverdriveRetro.com.

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More fuel-efficient trucks forecast

Cummins will focus on fuel efficiency and CO2 reduction and improvements in waste heat recovery.

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More fuel savings seen in trucks’ future

Cummins will focus on fuel efficiency and CO2 reduction and improvements in waste heat recovery.

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Aug. 27: Partners in Business

You won't find a better two-hour presentation about running an owner-operator business than the Partners in Business seminar by Overdrive and ATBS, sponsored by Freightliner Trucks and Schneider National.

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‘Monster train’ and other freight supersizers

You might have missed news of Union Pacific testing to see just how long a train can be. I didn’t know of it until reading a Wall Street Journal story this week. Writer Jennifer Levitz cites the train as an example of pressures in rail and ocean shipping, as well as trucking, to haul more freight per trip. The proponents in all three modes cite the potential for using less fuel, and thereby less pollution ...

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