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.
Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.
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. ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Only if insurance rates get reasonable, as it were, on the long-term basis.
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.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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