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Landstar sees “continued strength in revenue per load”

| July 22, 2011

If this week’s earnings report from Landstar Systems is any indication, the rest of the year looks good for owner-operators. “I would characterize the overall second quarter freight environment as a little choppy, but moving in ...

Reports good for factory freight

| July 02, 2011

You might have heard that the stock market just logged its best weekly gain in two years. One major reason was good manufacturing news.

The all-time greatest trucking songs

| June 24, 2011

What are the top trucking songs of all time? That’s what we want you to tell us. Senior Editor Todd Dills has been soliciting titles through his Channel 19 blog.

These 14 sectors were hopping in May

| June 01, 2011

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

A possible windfall for independents

| May 25, 2011

If you’re independent, there could be some real opportunities if your bigger competitors don’t have the capacity – the trucks and drivers – to handle what could be a big influx of freight.

Natural gas gaining tractor traction

| May 20, 2011

Legislation, supported by President Obama and about 190 members of Congress, would accelerate subsidies for natural gas vehicles.

The feds’ favorite remedy: Your tax dollars

| May 13, 2011

The annoying part of the logic behind buying EOBRs for Mexican carriers is how it reflects the paternalism and careless spending so rampant in Washington, D.C.

Others take advantage of fuel surcharge

| May 07, 2011

Surprise, surprise! The $23 flowers deal for Mother’s Day, brought to my attention via email, turned out to exceed $40 by the time I pressed “submit order.” Annoying enough, but one curious element of this ...

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