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North American driver photo contest, carbon tax revolt down under

Carrier services marketing and load-location engine hosts summer driver photo contest, and down under, a trucking association is all-systems-go on opposition to a carbon tax on diesel.

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Get your load on! (4th edition)

Bee hives, portable grain bins on lowboy doubles, trackhoes in a dry van, and more photos of reader loads in the latest in this series. Find out how to send in your own here.

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New owner-operator crowd-sourced info service starts up

Company cofounder Roseanne Stanzione is an NYC-based former Wall Street analyst who calls herself an "accidental champion of fair pricing for drivers."

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Floods, bad weather pushed freight availability down in April

Freight volumes on the spot market were down — out of trend — 16 percent in April of this year from April 2012, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, which says that bad weather — like floods in the Midwest — could have been one of the driving forces in the decline. According to DAT, spot market freight volumes usually increase in April. All three segments (van, reefer, flatbed) saw decline in freight volumes. Van ...

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More ‘loads 2.0′

Tech company Kaazing is building an online-communications enhancement to brokerage Allen Lund Co.'s management software to streamline/enhance shipper-broker-carrier communications and load negotiation/selection.

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Load by phone: An automated future for online load selection?

New online marketplace-based load-booking engines, some say, portend a streamlined future for load selection and payment.

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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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Get your load on! (3rd edition)

More pictures of interesting loads sent in by Overdrive readers -- find how to send your own here.

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How-to: File against a broker’s bond

Federal rules pertaining to broker surety filings are in flux following congressional action last year that raised the minimum bond from $10,000 to $75,000. Still, basic procedures for filing are expected to remain.

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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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