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Christmas-New Year ‘downtime week’ rates some of the strongest this year for reefers, vans

This weekly spot market update, covering last week's Christmas-New Year interregnum for a sizable chunk of the American economy, showed van and reefer rates remaining strong, "perhaps even stronger" than prior weeks, noted DAT's Ken Harper.

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POLL: Your business outlook for 2017?

The $700 million question this time of year, made no less prescient given an incoming administration at the federal level and a variety of head- and tailwinds: What do you expect for your business in 2017, whether better, worse or about the same?

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Owner-operator 2016 business outlook trends pessimistic

Results of recent polling show a trend toward a pessimistic outlook following a 2015 that didn't exactly live up to expectations as they stood this time last year.

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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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POLL: What’s your business outlook for 2016?

Owner-operators, how do economic conditions and your opportunity for profit look from the driver's seat in your business? Will the coming year be better, about the same or worse than the one in the rear view?

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Business trending better in 2015, operators say

Business trending better in 2015, operators say

Four in 10 readers believe 2015 holds better prospects than 2014 for their businesses.

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Happy new year!

Happy new year!

The 2014 wrap-up video from the George & Wendy Show's George Parker. Happy new year!

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The year of the trucker

The year of the trucker

"The Chinese calendar has 2015 as the 'year of the sheep.' I don't know about you, but I'm not feeling it. I say we make 2015 'the year of the trucker.'"

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POLL: Owner-operators, will 2015 be better than 2014 for your business?

2014 is close to being in the books -- what's the outlook from where you're sitting for the new year?

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Roller-coaster into 2014: 2013, don’t let the door hit your tail on the way out!

Roller-coaster into 2014: 2013, don't let the door hit your tail on the way out!

We're sitting at the top, waiting for someone to drop a pygmy goat from the sky so we can disengage the brake and fly down the hill into 2014, and frankly, I can't wait to get there.

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