Todd Dills

Demand rising for spot market flat freight

Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.

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Plum phone deal for Verizon customers

The Droid Razr M is currently being offered by Verizon in a free-with-two-year-contract deal -- I took advantage recently, and can attest the device has been a good one, at least thus far.

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The undeclared war on owner-operators

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

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POLL: Why do carriers have difficulty finding new drivers?

Carriers are again talking "driver shortage" in a big way -- what do you think? Why do so many seem to have so much difficulty recruiting new drivers?

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Losing the golden triangle: More proof shippers (mis)use CSA

A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."

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Readers to government: ‘Clamp down on homeland spying’

A large majority of Overdrive readers favor limitations on the much-debated NSA spying effort.

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Oral arguments set for CSA suit

The suit brought by the Alliance for Safe and Efficient Truck Transportation (ASECTT), filed last year in federal district court in Washington, D.C., will see first oral arguments made Sept. 10.

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VIDEO: Rolling out with the Great Lakes Convoy for women’s cancers

Watch the convoy -- founded by two proud women, one an owner-operator, in the expediting segment -- roll out in this vid. Bonus: Nick and Jenny Marcu's tribute to cancer fighters.

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A working truck at the show booth

Oscar Robledo's 2005 Western Star at the Load One show booth at the Expedite Expo -- Robledo was surprised when he was asked to show the truck there, but ultimately he shouldn't have been, says company president.

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Carriers who pursue volume-only goal in competition are dampening good rate environment

To many carriers "seem to want to compete this way. And who gets hurt? Drivers, small businesses, people all throughout the industry."

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