owner-operator

Would you like fries with that?

| August 05, 2010

Driver demand is higher than it’s been in more than two years. For leased owner-operators, it could be a good time to get updated on compensation packages and other lease terms, especially if you’ve been ...

Five decades of trucking

| July 26, 2010

Overdrive has a big anniversary next year – its 50th. You can e-mail your reflections about trucking to me at mheine@rrpub.com or send them to Overdrive, P.O. Box 3187, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403.

Wind energy equipment trailer

| July 19, 2010

The 75-ton Double Schnabel Trailer is designed to transport wind energy equipment and for use in heavy haul applications. The trailers are self-sustaining, and self-loading options are available with hydraulic-lift capabilities to reduce the need ...

I-40 lanes in Nashville to close

| July 15, 2010

Lanes in both directions will be closed July 16-19 to begin work on concrete foundations for new overhead sign structures.

June 18: Partners in Business

| June 10, 2010

It's tough to run a successful owner-operator business. Overdrive's Partners in Business seminar at the Great West Truck Show, sponsored by Freightliner Trucks and Schneider National, provides training to make it work.

Paper products leading factory growth

| June 02, 2010

The latest news from manufacturers, reporting a strong May, backs up reports that freight is growing. Manufacturing expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 13th consecutive month, according ...

CSA 2010 – your bittersweet change agent

| May 27, 2010

I’ve yet to speak to anyone in trucking who’s overjoyed about Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. After all, a much more meticulous safety mindset will be required to avoid getting caught on the radar of this ...

A shortage of drivers — and quality

| May 14, 2010

I've been hearing since at least March that many carriers are once again scrounging for drivers. This means a return to business as usual in terms of a driver shortage, only this time it could more ...

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