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

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!

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

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

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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Merry Christmas from the Parker Family (for real this time)

Merry Christmas from the Parker Family (for real this time)

A heartfelt Merry Christmas from Wendy and the Parkers: "Truckers are the silent Santa every day of the year, and the general public may not realize it, but we do, and we thank you."

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Drivers’ Night Before Christmas — a tribute from a dispatcher

Drivers' Night Before Christmas -- a tribute from a dispatcher

Chipman Relocations' Tina Pastore sends this poem out to all company employees and contracting owner-operators in advance of the Christmas holiday, a fitting driver tribute this time of year.

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No penalty for Christmas music after Thanksgiving

No penalty for Christmas music after Thanksgiving

"I'm the idiot who thinks I'm going to hand-make every gift given between December 1 and Christmas." -- Sometimes, the holidays are hard.

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Happy Thanksgiving, drivers!

Happy Thanksgiving, drivers!

A message of thanks from the editors at Overdrive for you. What are you thankful for this year, drivers? Here's hoping for a great day, whether you're on the road or off with family and friends.

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Christmas tree delivered to U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was delivered Friday, Nov. 20 to Washington, D.C., by Lynden Transport driver John Schank.

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