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Small carriers/owner-ops land 40% of freight contracted to large carriers, report claims

Freight being subcontracted to smaller carriers from larger ones is not news to the industry. But LaneAxis says its research shows the practice is perhaps more prevalent than previously though, given the large share of freight -- 42 percent of total bookings, says LaneAxis -- pushed to smaller carriers and owner-operators by some of the country’s largest.

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Back in Time Tour 2016 continues

After loading up in Kansas City, Todd Campbell and Kevin Young of Knox Transportation hit the back roads in two cabovers bound for Oregon last week, and haven't looked back since. Scenes from the run here.

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Dick Smith’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ KW still in action

As seen in the short film from Overdrive's late-1970s N.J. diesel drag races, the winning rig of R.W. Smith Trucking company, and the company itself, continue to operate (and race) today through the third generation of the Smith trucking family.

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‘I’ve been waiting nine seconds, and that’s unacceptable’

"There's a whole bunch of folks traveling out there who better either find Jesus or a happy place to go when they hit a highway full of governed trucks – almost 6 million of them, all going the exact same speed. Good luck, y'all."

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E-log transition, week 4: Wes Memphis gets a pay raise, pain and a little more speed in time for a well-needed vacation

Wes Memphis again contemplates packing it in, then: "I decided to just go see the doctor when I got home, and try to make the best of it. Because, like a lot of the old boys out here, this is really all I've got."

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Florida group plans trucking rally from Miami to Tallahassee for June 6

Florida truckers have come together with plans for a rally ride from Miami to Tallahassee to “express their dissatisfaction” with some specific issues plaguing the industry. A press release issued to Overdrive by Ponce Seoane and Alberto Cruz-Torres, two of the organizers, begins with this appeal: We are a group of owner operators and transportation professionals working together to stop the deterioration of our industry. We provide for an entire nation while barely providing for our own ...

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Way-back machine: Never-before-seen footage at Overdrive’s late-’70s New Jersey diesel drag races

U.K.-based Andy Harris' late 1970s short film on U.S. trucking, via Overdrive's Englishtown, N.J., truck drag racing event, provides a clear window back in time, including a glimpse of Overdrive's founder. Watch the film here -- recognize anyone?

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Back in Time Tour 2016

Ever wish you could go back to the good ol' days, when truckers were the Knights of the Road and a sweet COE was the epitome of cool? Todd Campbell and Kevin Young not only wished it – they're making it happen. ...

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

Rates down 10-15 percent so far in 2016

Where's the fall in rates been the worst? The best? Find out here in charts for dry van, flatbed and reefer segments showing declines (and very few gains) for loads originating in each of the continental 48 states.

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FMCSA declines to file response to motion asking Supreme Court to hear ELD lawsuit

The latest on the renegade effort (of sorts) by trucker William Trescott to intervene in the OOIDA-brought lawsuit seeking to strike down the DOT's electronic logging device mandate. Trescott this month asked the Supreme Court to take up the matter.

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