Blogs

Rates: Look-back on November demand by state

DAT's Freight index remained up year over year in November. Here find a look what states were hot for outbound demand, measured by the outbound/inbound load ratio for the month.

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Driver training: Observations from the peanut gallery

Entry level driver training standards are "on the table ... it absolutely will affect the future of the entire industry. And it needs to be changed... So says the outsider. My job for the day is done."

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Data shows good earnings, especially for flatbed, independents

Average third quarter net income for ATBS clients was $14,464, a 9.4 percent increase from the same quarter in 2013.

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More voices on restart rollback; And a moving encounter off I-395 in Connecticut

Audio mailbag No. 2 on the restart as Congress mulls big spending bill; And: driver Scott LeVan's encounter with Ben, a wounded German Shepherd, brings tears to a grown man's eyes.

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Sensitive subjects

Disaster strikes: "We have a bad smell loose in the truck and I can't find the origin of it."

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Retention is the issue, not recruiting: An ‘alert’ from trucker Jeff Clark

Clark's personal story relative to pay, recruiting and retention on the new North American Trucking Alerts community, advocacy website.

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Triple play for The MAC

Newphew Blake Benton and the Mario Local Flyers win the state championship -- again! "If you're ever in the Northwestern region of Ohio on a Friday night during the fall, meander over to any of the high school football games and take a two-hour break that will restore your faith in mankind. "

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VIDEO: ‘Top rookie’ Julie Matulle hits the road with H.O. Wolding, Wreaths Across America

In just her second year as a driver, this week Matulle gets the rare opportunity to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery as part of preparations for the Wreaths Across America main event.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Might your next truck inspector be wearing a body camera?

Would body cameras be effective accountability/evidence tools for law enforcement? The President certainly seems to think so.

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Weird loads – in every sense of the word

"One of the very best things about trucking is the uncertainty of just how weird things are going to get each day. This could also be considered one of the worst things about trucking."

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