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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.

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 ...

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