More photos of hot, heavy, big, tall or just plain odd loads from readers around the U.S. and beyond.
Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.
The number of houses that began construction in September jumped a whopping 15 percent from August to its highest numbers since 2008 and up 34 percent over last September.
Carriers like Nussbaum Transportation (dry van), Melton Truck Lines (flatbed) and TWT Refrigerated are boosting pay in new ways to attract owner-operators and company drivers.
Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.
Based on a survey and Overdrive social media channels, owner-operator challenge No. 4 is low freight rates. Here find partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.
That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.
Housing starts rose almost 7 percent last month, said the U.S. Commerce Department.
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