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Short and sweet: Length-of-haul strategies at work

| July 10, 2013

Operators and carriers discuss strategies toward adequate rates and compensation given declining length-of-haul in reefer and dry van segments, and how flatbed differs.

Short and sweet: Pros, cons of length-of-haul trends

| July 08, 2013

Part 1 in a two-part length-of-haul analysis presents owner-operator advantages/disadvantages of the trucking trend to shorter haul length in reefer and dry van segment.

Data analysis use to predict …. driver happiness?

| July 06, 2013

FleetRisk Advisors' predictive analysis engine -- think of it as the Moneyball approach to carrier risk management -- can help carriers reduce turnover, the company says; we've got some ideas on that score, too. . ...

Report says carbon tax could slam trucking

| May 23, 2013

Workers in "energy-intensive industries" such as truck transportation, "would tend to experience comparatively large losses in income under a carbon tax" as demand falls. Potential offsets could mute the effect.

POLL: Has your income improved over the last year?

| April 17, 2013

Vote in this poll probing economic improvement for owner-operators over the last year. Is your business doing better?

Long live the owner-operator!

| April 10, 2013

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.

Hauling expedited — in a Nissan?Image Gallery

| October 25, 2012

Morris Finley hauls expedited freight (mostly auto parts destined for final air leg to assembly plants) in and around Nashville, Tenn., in a 2012 two-skid-capable Nissan NV2500 high-top cargo van.

Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

| July 27, 2012

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

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