Higher than typical volumes on the spot market coupled with tight trucking capacity are improving the rate landscape. Independents: Identify high-demand freight situations and negotiate for top dollar.
Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie's highlight vid from the Guilty by Association Truck Show -- and a message from behind the viewfinder from Fiffie himself on BRV's first anniversary.
One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.
What kind of mileage are you getting currently? This poll probes the variation in fuel economy around the industry among Overdrive readers.
Tenn.-based Big G Express' entry in the driver-appreciation-week festivities: a music-video parody of Taylor Swift's rather goofball "Shake it Off" entry into the dance-music canon, featuring Big G driver Keda White in the starring role ...
Ever posted a photo you took from the driver's seat to Facebook? The plaintiff's bar thanks you.
The Small Business in Transportation Coalition's petition to Congress for a federal 'business carry' program for interstate drivers had garnered 1,423 signatures as of this morning, and SBTC had drafted text of potential "enabling legislation" ...
Bloomberg says a "wage race" is on among carriers, but survey results show not all company drivers and leased owner-operators are seeing the benefits of the improving pay landscape.
Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at OverdriveOnline.com. His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 205-907-2481.
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