freight

Is trucking ready for more freight? ATA says so, despite infrastructure hazards

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?

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On dying breeds — and free pickup bedliners!

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.)

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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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