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Brokers and owner-operators: A view from the other side

Lies. Late payments. Ridiculously low payments. No payments. Owner-operators' brokerage horror stories are legion, but how does the process look from the broker's perspective? Max Heine visits Birmingham-based TLS to take a look.

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Rearview: Organized independence

In 1962, a year after Overdrive began publication, editor Mike Parkhurst formed the Independent Truckers Association as a means to rally the magazine’s readership around common causes. ITA state chapters worked to assert truckers’ views into policy discussions across all levels of government.

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Navigating the intricate levels of trucking BS

There are several distinct levels. "All can be somewhat entertaining, but the gold standard club membership is running with (or behind) a pack of crusty old Nebraska livestock haulers, swapping CB stories in the middle of the night."

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‘No Broker Freight’ board: Service in limbo until further notice

A reader's difficult experience with the load marketplace concludes; details on steps to take for others in similar situations; and a question: Anybody had success with a service marketing itself as connection to direct-ship freight?

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Only those with voices in their head need apply

Consider the internal conversation one may have while doing a little internet research on trucking. "After three hours of Googling, I still don't know if I want to be a trucker."

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Owner-operator Sean McEndree’s ‘Band of Brothers’ purple-heart 2006 Pete

'06 Pete restarts career

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Truckers for Truckers and TruckersFinalMile.org unite

Truckers for Truckers, founded by Michael Suson as a mental health support group, is getting a head start on nonprofit status with the new partnership with Truckers Final Mile.

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Roundup: Tony the truck stop tiger back in headlines, another Kelty cabover view, and speaking of gators …

Listen: La. Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin on 'Criminal' podcast; photos of the restored Kelty Farms 1976 International TranStar's matching flatbed; and did you hear the one about the Tiger Truck Stop and the alligator?

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Mere inches of a near miss: Quick evasive action saves truck from sure disaster

This dashcam vid comes from the Connecticut-based 250-truck Bozzuto's fleet. Says Tom Halpin, transportation safety manager at Bozzuto’s: "In the words of the driver," one of Bozzuto's most senior, "'I don't know if fell asleep or was distracted.' It was mere inches in a near miss."

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Mortality is no longer a lawful option

“We as a Nation are safe and we must strive to be safer. In order to prove how safe we are, we are introducing legislation that makes dying a federal offense, punishable by a frownie face on your CIA dossier and up to ten years in the pen.”

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