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Multi-stop last mile from an Oregon National Forest

The end of the Parkers' multi-stop load comes down the wire on hours. Wendy: "George really does amaze me sometimes. I would have been in the fetal position, sobbing...."

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Priceline pricing model comes to LTL loading

OneMorePallet.com is the latest business entity to attempt to apply the Priceline pricing model to some aspect of the trucking business -- in this case it's partial loads for half-empty LTLs.

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Fleet Focus

Carriers and drivers receive recognition and awards.

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New load board hopes to facilitate O/O-shipper connections

Valerie Hemmings is the spouse of an owner-operator running under his own authority -- she recently wrote in with something of a plea for owner-operators to stand together for better rates, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the many permutations of middlemen in the ultimate carrier-shipper transaction. "Owner/Operators," she wrote, are "gasping for financial air because of the middlemen like brokers, agents and double-brokerage side-line agents, and fake brokers who pretend to own several trucks ...

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Survey: Economy top concern

About 65 percent of U.S. executives say the economy is their number one concern, followed by fuel costs (23 percent).

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A creeping, sputtering recovery

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

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