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Saia acquires Georgia-based Robart Transportation

| July 03, 2012

Saia Inc. has acquired Robart Transportation Inc. and its subsidiary for $7.8 million, plus an earnout.

Should HHG miles-based pay be illegal?

| July 03, 2012

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, in the conference the Trucking Solutions Group organized Wed., June 20, with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro (Clark is a TSG member owner-operator), presented Ferro with the discrepancy between household-goods miles and actual ...

The ‘Time Bandit’ electric cargo-strap roller

| July 03, 2012

Sometime flatbedder and former small fleet owner Johnny White finds inspiration in day-to-day problems -- that might not be the best way, however, to describe the occasion that spurred him on to his latest solution, ...

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

| July 02, 2012

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

Midnight Cowboy Bill Mack back in the saddle

| July 01, 2012

If you haven't heard, the trucking radio giant is back on overnight radio via Willie's Roadhouse on SiriusXM Channel 56, broadcasting Sunday through Friday in the midnight-3 a.m. Eastern time slot. A couple of years ...

10 benefits of EOBRs

| June 30, 2012

In the wake of the EOBR mandate's inclusion in the 2012 MAP-21 highway bill, this round-up comes by way of the people at Xata Turnpike, makers of the RouteTracker EOBR.

Some good news: Jason’s Law in the highway bill

| June 29, 2012

In all the hubbub over the mandate for electronic onboard recorders included in the highway-bill language, it's perhaps been easy to overlook some of better results for truckers and advocates, chief among them other language ...

Study: Problems increase with lower-emissions technologies

| June 29, 2012

Problems in the trucks rose 9 percent to 223 problems per 100 trucks in 2012, with the biggest issues being engine and fuel problems caused by technology originally designed to reduce emissions.

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