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Pay by performance, rate trends

Was 2013 the year that changed driver pay forever? Gordon Klemp seems to think so. Catch a vid with him here from the TCA meeting in Nashville and find out why. Some potentially good news in it for independents.

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Did 2013 forever change the way drivers are paid? Performance-based pay making headway

A series of indicators and some anecdotally established patterns supported by data show an increasing willingness among truckload carriers to use performance-based pay systems for drivers.

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Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

The PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is out in a new version, PreClear 3.0, which includes a feature available to app users without a subscription -- a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service.

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C.O. Bruce Trucking — classic trucks through the decades

Photos and more from longtime owner-operator C.O. Bruce's and his 1960s visit to Overdrive offices in Los Angeles.

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New app from Double Coin

Manufacturer Double Coin Tires and marketer CMA have launched a new smartphone application for iPhone and Android platforms. The free Double Coin Tires mobile application uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to enable the ability to search for Double Coin dealer locations within a user’s geographic location as well as within a specified radius or along a route. Users will also have the ability to call, share, email, or get directions to a dealer at a click of ...

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Reader: Parking enforcement in La Porte, Texas, gets tough

Clark Freight Lines Safety Director (and La Porte police officer) Jeffrey Tippit on city's move to get tough enforcing a no-parking ordinance extending to retail parking lots.

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Kansas show rig registration open

The Park City Chill event in Park City, Kan., bills itself as the "largest indoor motorcycle, car and custom semi-truck show" in Kansas -- it runs Feb. 28-March 2 at the Wichita-area Kansas Pavilion.

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Custom-carved trucks from Alaska seasonal hauler

Photos: Introducing custom-truck model builder Christopher Vallee of Anchorage, Alaska, working mostly in wood.

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Trucking advocacy, education — getting started early

Twelve-year-old Coalton Fannin -- son of longtime trucker Billy Fannin -- delivered this speech to his class on some of the finer points of the trucking business.

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Montana bull hauler goes mountain climbing for Truckers Against Trafficking

Owner-operator Matt Hopkins is taking a few weeks off from his regular cattle runs to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, partly a benefit effort for TAT.

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