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Trucker Path launches public beta version of freight marketplace

During the public beta testing, fleets, owner-operators or drivers won’t need to pay a transaction fee to use Trucker Path's new Truckloads freight-marketplace platform.

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Free Partners in Business seminars offered at GATS

Owner-operators looking to improve their business have an opportunity to attend free seminars at this year’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, in August. The seminars, offered by Overdrive and ATBS, will help owner-operators improve their bottom lines through reducing costs and making better business decisions, enabling them to run smarter instead of harder. Attending these seminars will include a free Partners in Business manual, which covers a variety of practical financial tips, tax and equipment ...

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Cycle analysis: Geographical freight, rate trends

In all segments, the top states for rates on outbound loads show contiguous areas spread across the Midwest and South. For inbound states, the Northeast dominates, but complications abound.

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Cycle analysis: How posted rates play out

The relationship between offered and negotiated, paid rates can be complex when analyzed by day of the week and trailer type.

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Cycle analysis: Assessing rate patterns by negotiation day, time of day, quarter and geographical area

Overdrive’s review of data mined by the Truckstop.com load board reveals trends in negotiation timing and lanes. Some could surprise you – and even reward you.

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POLL: What’s your credit score?

Have you checked your credit score recently? If so or if not, you're probably well aware it's a prime component in any truck purchase or lease. Share yours to compare to your peers' in this poll.

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Rates interactive: Explore online tool charting negotiation strength cycles

With Overdrive's new interactive rate tool, gain insights into the day of the week when spot-market rate negotiations on average most favor your trailer type.

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National average rates: 2014 heat maps show best, worst states’ quarterly change

Explore 2014 average paid rates data in your niche -- van, flat or reefer -- via these interactive heat maps plotting state-by-state, quarter-by-quarter outbound rate changes.

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Alternative to factoring launches

Unlike traditional bank lending and factoring arrangements, BamWire doesn't require personal guarantees and lets clients retain ownership and control of their receivables. Trasaction fees, interest charges make up costs.

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Forbes names Ryder among ‘America’s Best Employers’

Ryder System, Inc. has been named one of Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers,” ranking 62nd out of 500 on the list.

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