long haul

Hours changes premium: $300 down, more to come…

Wendy details losses incurred directly as a result of the new hours of service changes: "As of the 10th, we've lost approximately $300 due directly to the new laws."

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

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.

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

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.

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Poll: How long is your average haul?

Do you run short or run long? What are the advantages of one over the other, or vice versa? Tell us in the comments under this poll probing owner-operators' operational differences.

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Short haul v. long haul — Where do you stand?

Informal poll results from Overdrive's Facebook fans on the growing trend among owner-operators toward operation in short-haul applications.

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Check in with ‘Roadcookin’ authors on online radio

Authors of the Roadcookin' guide to healthy eating on the road interviewed on online radio.

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Long-haul literary: Former owner-operator’s memoir of the life

Marc Mayfield (pictured) didn’t set out to write a book when, after a lot of college – “some of it was wasted time,” he says -- and several less-than-successful, half-hearted career choices, he jumped into a job choice he’d long ago entertained as a possibility. “I really enjoyed driving big trucks,” he says, which is evident in the long-haul portrait – warts and all – that is his new literary memoir In the Driver’s Seat: Interstate ...

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Long haul steer tire

The GSL213 long haul steer tire has wide and deep tread and abrasion-resistant tread compound to improve tread life and defense and braking force ribs for prevent irregular wear, the company says. The tire is available in sizes 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5. GT RADIAL, www.gtradial-us.com, (866) 488-4737

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