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NASTC’s ‘Daily Fuel Hedge’ and discount program

Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.

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PHOTOS: Cover shoot outtakes with crude hauler

Find a photo gallery of Overdrive's July 2012 cover shoot with crude-hauling owner-operator Jimmy Lessley in Texas -- and more about how the owner-operator got into the oil business.

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Oil/gas boom in N.D. generates owner-operator opportunities

A report from an NPR listener bemoaned truck traffic in his native Watford City, N.D., associated with the oil boom -- but that boom is proving golden for many owner-operators.

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Ferro introduced to CSA ‘8th BASIC': Driver turnover

Some watchers contend carriers' driver turnover rates should be considered in computing ultimate safety scores in CSA.

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New freight-finding Android app from ATS

A new freight matching app for owner-operators and other carriers comes by way of Anderson Trucking Service's brokerage wing, ATS Logistics. It didn't arrive in time for my cover story in the November edition of Truckers News, a survey of on-highway apps making life easier for drivers on the road today, so I'm sharing here. Similar to many of the other freight-finding apps detailed in the online supplement to the cover story, available here -- from ...

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Calling all independents; New profile series seeks nominations

Are you an owner-operator running with your own authority? A two-three-truck fleet owner with a unique approach to trucking success? If you've been following Overdrive Dollars & Sense columnist and radio host Kevin Rutherford's columns over the past couple months, you know he's gotten into a series about taking your business to the next level with contemplation of adding a truck. Though you can certainly lease more than one truck, depending on the motor carrier, ...

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Moving business headed South

That's not as bad it sounds. Van operators, take heed. Today's news comes on the heels of a blog post by the folks at Penske Truck Rental, detailing the top 10 moving destinations in the country. Two of them are places I've left in the past -- Chicago (in 2006) and Charlotte, N.C. (1998). I don't know what exactly that may say about me, but regardless the trend overall is sending household-move loads toward the ...

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