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Housing starts hit high point in June

| July 18, 2012

Housing starts rose almost 7 percent last month, said the U.S. Commerce Department.

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | June 01, 2012

A roadside midwife, an apnea proposal, bedbugs, the rigors and routines of the road, plus Truck Gauge and Truck Gallery are among the industry news items and oddities featured.

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | March 01, 2012

A trucker joins a national fitness program, a natural born truck driver, a truck makes its film debut, plus Truck Gallery, Channel 19, Calendar events and more industry news items are featured.

Refurbished trailers

| February 26, 2012

XTRA Lease, a national rental trailer company, has added 9,400 trailers to its fleet, now totaling 25,000.  The trailers are equipped with fuel efficient aerodynamic side skirts and comply with California’s SmartWay and Greenhouse Gas ...

Drivers’ safety conversation continues

| December 20, 2011

If the handheld cell ban for drivers (which goes into effect Jan. 3) has done anything for the nation's interstate haulers, it's upped the ante on the conversation on this blog about the direction of ...

New freight-finding Android app from ATS

| October 27, 2011

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 ...

Payday

Max Kvidera | October 01, 2011

Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.

Manufacturing still growing, but more slowly

| July 01, 2010

The recovery is still with us, note the factory-watchers at the Institute for Supply Management. The manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 11th consecutive month, though at a less heated pace than in May. ...

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