Blogs

Streamlining our business paperwork

We use spreadsheets to better understand our business

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Can a trucker be a journalist too?

This full-time trucker and part-time writer hopes to convey the story well.

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A ride with SuperCross transporter driver Loren Lowry

When Loren Lowry got his CDL in 1990 to take work hauling for Washington, D.C.-area beer distributors, he couldn't have predicted his ultimate destiny in trucking lay on the long-haul highway. What could have been more predictable, however, was that that long-haul work would be of a piece with one of the now 46-year-old's passions from an early age. Lowry has raced off-road motorcycles "since I was 11 years old," he says, on the East ...

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Cupid and truckers

Some of the most in-love couples you will ever meet are crisscrossing the country in trucks.

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Learning even more at the Sylectus conference

The Sylectus conference I am covering is an expedited trucking information gold mine.

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World’s Toughest Trucker — premiering on Discovery Monday

Since I wrote briefly last Friday about this TV show, one in a long line of trucking shows to have debuted over the last year, I've garnered a little more info. Not least among it is the fact that Overdrive's own new blogging owner-operator, Landstar expediter Phil Madsen, was himself approached last year by the show's producers to compete. His reponse? If you missed his "The world's toughest trucker I am not" post, check it ...

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Learning large at the Sylectus conference

This truck driver is playing reporter at an expedite motor carrier conference,

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New iPhone app from Load Delivered Logistics 3PL

Carriers utilizing the Load Delivered Logistics provider for loads now have access to the company's freight pool via an iPhone and iPad app that the company says provides not only the ability to view and bid on available freight but includes robust filtering tools. Carriers can search for shipments by using a variety of criteria, including current location, desired location, radius, date and equipment type. Additionally, Load Finder users can create a favorite list to ...

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Covering the Sylectus Annual Conference 2012

Mixing and mingling with expedite carrier CEO's at the Sylectus conference

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Valentine Day Blues

Dear Carolyn, I hate hate hate this time of year. Please tell me if I should buy my wife candy, flowers or reservations for dinner? George Dear George, Yes, yes and yes. I'm just say'n, Carolyn

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