The Institute for Supply Management's April survey shows that economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded last month for the fifth consecutive month.
New online marketplace-based load-booking engines, some say, portend a streamlined future for load selection and payment.
Owner-operators' use of online load services varies from occasional use to test the waters in an unfamiliar area to use as a primary freight resource.
The expanded Panama Canal is expected to bring with it an abundance of freight for the U.S. trucking industry. Is it prepared for it?
When talking about past "outlaw" segments of trucking culture, owner-operators are hardly the primary participants. (Also: a contest from Plastikote to win a free pickup bedliner -- you're welcome.)
Owner-operator access to Internet-based load boards continues to streamline with many operators now using smartphones to access one or another of industry-leading online freight resources.
Is the owner-operator a dying breed? Voices responding to the question posed on the Overdrive Extra blog suggest a shift in profitability toward short-haul niches.
Marc Springer will be appearing at the uShip booth #66141 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and again Saturday at 11 a.m.
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