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FMCSA says federal law trumps Alabama’s coil securement rules

| March 06, 2013

Steel coil haulers can now bring coils to and from Alabama without additional certification above what's required by federal law.

Get your load on, redux

| February 22, 2013

More photos of hot, heavy, big, tall or just plain odd loads from readers around the U.S. and beyond.

Changes to violation weighting, more posted this weekend

| December 03, 2012

Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.

Flatbedders, be ready: Housing starts spike

| October 17, 2012

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.

Pay trends, part 2: Various segments rewarding performance

| October 17, 2012

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.

Whence the great rates?

| August 09, 2012

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.

Rates and pay: Owner-operator challenge No. 4

| August 08, 2012

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.

Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

| July 27, 2012

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

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