flatbed

Kenworth adds mid-roof sleeper to T680, T880

Kenworth announced the launch of a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, likewise TruckTech+ and Nav+ HD connected-vehicle sysems to transmit diagnostics for maintenance and offer access to nav information, entertainment and more.

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The bar goes up on fuel surcharges

In a podcast, Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, discusses fuel surcharges, sign-on bonuses, demand for owner-operators, and compensation trends for flatbedders and independents.

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Rates: Demand on the rise short-term?

And a check-in with owner-operator Jan McCarter on her new Human Trafficking Awareness Project, looking ahead to MATS in March.

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Taking no chances with flatbed coil securement

In a video, WTI Transport Safety Instructor Gene Sims demonstrates the conservative coil securement methods he teaches.

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Van rates holding, spot-market demand rising

Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

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July load volumes exceed June for first time; Domestic intermodal on fire in Southeast

Reports from DAT's Trendlines and the Intermodal Association of North America's quarterly trends report show volumes were strong through June and July.

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Joining the circus

George & Wendy haul flatbed for the Big Apple Circus show.

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Short and sweet: Length-of-haul strategies at work

Operators and carriers discuss strategies toward adequate rates and compensation given declining length-of-haul in reefer and dry van segments, and how flatbed differs.

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Stunning flatbed airbrush work — and a benefit of customizing

Mike Manuel on his small flatbed fleet's custom showpiece, "Custombilt 359": "I'm in the hauling business, so my trucks will represent me." What a representative it is!

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