Cody Blankenship

Rate undercutting getting worse?

Independents are feeling the pinch in certain quarters -- some contend rate undercutting by other carriers without the business sense to make a healthy profit are a sizable part of the problem.

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Roundup: Return fire in owner-operator war, driverless trucks, truck-stop cuisine…

Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."

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Rocky restart for hours rules

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

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Load by phone: How operators are using online tools

Owner-operators' use of online load services varies from occasional use to test the waters in an unfamiliar area to use as a primary freight resource.

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Load by phone: Legacy boards add access tools

Owner-operator access to Internet-based load boards continues to streamline with many operators now using smartphones to access one or another of industry-leading online freight resources.

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Loads on your phone: More board, broker apps

Details of three more smartphone apps -- CHRW Trucks, BulkLoadsNow, and Fikes' Logistics' custom app -- for finding freight in your pocket.

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