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Long live the owner-operator!

| April 10, 2013

Is the owner-operator a dying breed? Voices responding to the question posed on the Overdrive Extra blog suggest a shift in profitability toward short-haul niches.

Spot market rates jump in March

| April 04, 2013

The end of winter brought with it a much needed end to another cold spell: Per mile spot market rates for van, reefer and flatbed loads.

Rates continued tumble in February

| March 05, 2013

Spot market rates in February continued a now three-month-long downward slide in February, save for a one-penny increase in flatbed rates.

Rates continued downward slide in January

| February 05, 2013

For the second straight month, spot market rates dipped somewhat significantly in all three segments, according to the January report from load board Internet Truckstop.

Rates tumble in December after November spike

| January 03, 2013

Coming on the heels of a big November — more than likely driven by holiday retail shopping – rates for all three segments dropped in December.

One hauler’s rate benchmark and more on pricing

| December 20, 2012

Two operators share views on methods toward boosting rates to profitable levels -- one offering a perspective in favor of price re-regulation.

Don’t pay for the privilege to haul

| December 11, 2012

Second Wind Transport independent owner-operator Greg Trott was offered a load recently he would have paid out of pocket to haul -- had he made the wrong decision and taken it.

Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

| December 03, 2012

"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."

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