freight

Load by phone: Legacy boards add access tools

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.

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Long live the owner-operator!

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.

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uShip testing no-bid load alerts, ‘Shipping Wars’ star at booth

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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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

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Loads on your phone: More board, broker apps

Details of three more smartphone apps -- CHRW Trucks, BulkLoadsNow, and Fikes' Logistics' custom app -- for finding freight in your pocket.

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Getloaded introduces e-mail alerts

A new feature from Getloaded.com enables load searches to be saved and set up to email operators when new loads are posted.

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Video, pics: Custom 1988 Freightliner

Davis custom-built the FLD after locating it in a salvage yard in 2000 -- today he hauls reefer freight with it primarily between Illinois, Texas, Florida and his home base in Michigan.

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Mandated freight network in the works

The Federal Highway Administration published a notice last week laying down some groundwork for the National Freight Network required to be established by the MAP-21.

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Getting loaded with the laypeople

"I think if the general public had a better idea of what actually goes on in getting their Oreos to the Kroger, they might just reconsider cutting that truck off in traffic."

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Slowing down with sailboat fuel

“'Sailboat fuel' is a dumb saying. Because sailboats have motors and there is no such thing as an airtight trailer that can haul wind.” More notes on the long deadhead here.

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