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Demand rising for spot market flat freight

| July 31, 2013

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

POLL: Freight rates: up or down since the end of June?

| July 23, 2013

With seasonal and regulatory changes (hours of service) in play, this poll interrogates rate conditions for owner-operators around the nation.

Short and sweet: Pros, cons of length-of-haul trends

| July 08, 2013

Part 1 in a two-part length-of-haul analysis presents owner-operator advantages/disadvantages of the trucking trend to shorter haul length in reefer and dry van segment.

Why be an owner-operator?

| April 23, 2013

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

POLL: Has your income improved over the last year?

| April 17, 2013

Vote in this poll probing economic improvement for owner-operators over the last year. Is your business doing better?

Plaintiffs’ written arguments filed in CSA suit

| January 03, 2013

A group of carriers, brokers and other trucking stakeholders filed written arguments in its case against FMCSA alleging agency overreach with its May CSA guidance.

Dollars and dental care

| November 12, 2012

Dental care is essential to staying healthy, which in turn, plays a role in keeping your business healthy.

Reader: ‘We built our business one day at a time’

| September 14, 2012

Overdrive reader Steve Bixler, in a team operation hauling frack sand with his wife, Doris, offers kudos on Max Heine's "Who built your business?" column.

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