holidays

Pre-holiday, end-of-quarter demand boost extends into this week for flats, vans, reefers

Friday last week marked the end of the second quarter, likewise the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a combination that boosted demand indicators, which average rates followed up.

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Star spangled shredder

"I like celebrating the Fourth with fireworks and big bodacious booms just as much anyone else, but I'm here to tell ya', I've had just about enough of the backyard displays this year. Mostly because I'm gravely injured ..." Sometimes, celebrating is hard.

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Let the festivities begin! (Fire up those race trucks …)

For those of you who won't make it home for local festivities Tuesday, enjoy the celebration wherever you are, and here's a heartfelt shout-out from me and, I know, the rest of the crew here. Thanks for what you do. (And: See you at the races! ...)

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Driving Miss Hazardous Materials

"Things that aren't welcome in the Kroger parking lot for a thousand, Alex." ... Preparations for the Fourth well under way.

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Spot market opportunity: End of month, end of quarter, pre-holiday picks

Given it's the end of June and the end of the second quarter of the year (when freight typically rises in volume as shippers move inventory) and we're headed into a four-day-ish Fourth of July, conditions are strong for van, reefer freight.

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Van, reefer demand and rate picture mixed the first week of the year

DAT's Ken Harper says owner-operators might be right to be expressing optimism about their business prospects for 2017: "With the economy picking up, and economic forecasts showing growth, it should (could?) be a very good year for spot freight."

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're thankful for you, drivers. With this message from the staff at Overdrive also comes readers' thanks for God and country, family, work, fellowship and more.

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POLL: How will you be spending Thanksgiving this year?

Whether on the road working or shut down or at home for some needed rest and relaxation, what are your plans for the Thanksgiving holiday this year?

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Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

The past couple of years have seen the Fall freight season dwindle in intensity, but it's lasted through December and January due to e-commerce. In this weekly spot market update, intel on just what markets are benefiting dry vans and reefers.

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Here’s the story of a couple named Parker

Wendy hopes for a Happy New Year from within the 20th year of marriage to George Parker. So far, "it's been a blast, even with a truck." Meanwhile, George's annual video wrap-up is here.

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