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Reefer, van rates jump in November while flatbed sags

| December 09, 2013

The per-mile flatbed rate on the spot market hit its lowest monthly average in November since March, according to Internet Truckstop, while reefer and dry van saw jumps spurred by the holidays.

Van rates holding, spot-market demand rising

| November 22, 2013

Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.

Rates fall in all three segments in October

| November 06, 2013

Per-mile spot market rates for all three segments — reefer, dry van and flatbed — fell in October, sticking with trends of 2012 and 2011, according to Internet Truckstop's monthly rate data, released this week. ...

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

| October 28, 2013

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

Obamacare case analysis: Stick with the wife’s insurance

| October 14, 2013

Owner-operator Michael Wright, of Michigan, runs through health-insurance numbers as he contemplates potential moves in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act gets closer to implementation.

Is Obamacare impacting your 2014 insurance preps?

| October 03, 2013

Owner-operators, are you seeing insurances rates on the new exchanges higher or lower than what you pay now for coverage, or are new requirements causing your current insurer to adjust rates? Weigh in via this ...

Obamacare upside for independent contractor model?

| October 02, 2013

Only if insurance rates get reasonable, as it were, on the long-term basis.

Hot Button: What would be the No. 1 effect of a wide owner-operator shutdown?

| September 27, 2013

Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.

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