Blogs

Snakes on the plains

"You know what happens in Ohio when it rains for months on end and the grass doesn't get cut, because you're away in a big truck and your teenage son loses his mind and doesn't mow? Snakes..."

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Postscript: Analyzing base linehaul rates minus fuel

A quick glance at rate performance year over year, minus fuel, is fairly simple via DAT's Trendlines pages. And, asks a reader, If rates are flat, where's the capacity crunch everybody keeps talking about?

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Goodbye, Bambi, we hardly knew ye

In the latest installment of Overdrive’s Worst Case Trucking Scenarios series, we take a look at how to avoid hitting a deer.

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The resurrection of Evel Knievel’s 1970s Mack haul rig

In this podcast with Robb Mariani, the onetime host and producer of the American Trucker show marks the beginning of the end of the story of the Evel Knievel Mack haul rig he located several years ago. The restoration is almost done.

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Returning to the Hobbit hole

Wendy reaches the end of another cross-country trucking journey: "My life is better because of trucking, and not just for the obvious reasons of having everything I need on the shelves when I go to buy it."

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‘Long overdue’ — More driver voices raised on FMCSA’s diabetes rule-change proposal

If you haven't yet weighed in on the issue, today is your last day on the federal docket -- you have until midnight Eastern time to do so.

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Have spot market rates really dived as much as you think?

When adjusted to control for the large difference in fuel prices, by some views rates are actually stronger this spring than in 2014.

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Don’t ban me, bro

"I'd like to give a complete list of the banned items, thoughts, beliefs and actions, but the ban police might ban me from the interwebs if I do."

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

Interstate tolling: Time to give it up

Congress has dodged the obvious solution, raising fuel taxes, for years because raising taxes is unpopular. What has become popular, for many of those making federal law, is to dump this hot potato to the states.

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Help me find the love today

Wendy and the fried-inverter blues: "Trucking is an adventure, albeit an expensive one, and even though I'm certain she wants to kill us, every time I hear that deep, bubbly Detroit Diesel percolating and popping I'm in love with this truck all over again..."

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