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Strike! For .. lower freight rates?

| February 24, 2015

Errant headline from a Colombian driver strike. Also: More on fuel surcharges: 3 in 4 readers collecting/charging fuel surcharges per mile report a base mpg between 5 and 7.

Trucking 101: The difference between a freight forwarder and a broker

| February 23, 2015

The primary, though not the only, difference between forwarders and brokers is that a freight broker never takes possession of items being shipped.

Broker compensation analysis: What to expect long- and short-term

| January 06, 2015

"Variation" is the watchword in any analysis of broker compensation.

Roads not taken, part 1: Owner-operator turned broker, freight agent

| January 06, 2015

While there’s no guarantee a nondriving job will boost your earnings, plenty of truckers have found good money, opportunity for advancement and better quality of life after coming off the road. This series looks at ...

The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

| December 30, 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

‘Hotshot on steroids': Straight Forward Transportation of Ohio

| December 04, 2014

Sue and Kevin Nelson's 2012 single-drive-axle Freightliner Columbia is Straight Forward Transportation’s “hotshot on steroids,” says Sue Nelson, acquired to augment a business founded the non-dually drive axle of a Ford F250 pickup, still in ...

Geographic specialization, with Brady’s Hotshot Hauling owner-operator Jeff WardImage Gallery

| December 02, 2014

Atlanta-area owner-operator Jeff Ward started his hotshot business with a diesel F450 cab and chassis outfitted with a flatbed body and gooseneck-type hitch.

Former drivers, raise hands high!Image Gallery

| November 20, 2014

Former owner-operator Bryan Lundberg's latest step on the path through the trucking world is as a broker. His last Kenworth, though, is no less special to him. Photos from back when here.

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