It can be tough to grasp exactly how the turbulence of the last five years has affected the viability of the owner-operator in trucking.
FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index fell from January, but rose year over year.
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Industry faces softening demand and rising costs but capacity should continue to remain tight.
FTR says the healthier environment for shippers is due to a slowdown in freight demand growth.
The extra profit of a small fleet comes with the high price of investment, planning and stress.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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