Business

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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The Golden State: Inspection fanatic or truckers’ best friend?

California's reputation as being tough on truckers continues with its No. 2 position in the inspection intensity rankings. At once, the Golden State near highest share of clean inspections begs the question...

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Trucker Path launches public beta version of freight marketplace

During the public beta testing, fleets, owner-operators or drivers won’t need to pay a transaction fee to use Trucker Path's new Truckloads freight-marketplace platform.

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Free Partners in Business seminars offered at GATS

Owner-operators looking to improve their business have an opportunity to attend free seminars at this year’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, in August. The seminars, offered by Overdrive and ATBS, will help owner-operators improve their bottom lines through reducing costs and making better business decisions, enabling them to run smarter instead of harder. Attending these seminars will include a free Partners in Business manual, which covers a variety of practical financial tips, tax and equipment ...

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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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FMCSA’s diabetes rule comment period closes soon, here’s what’s been said so far

The comment period for FMCSA's proposed rule to change how diabetes is handled relative to drivers' medical certification ends Monday, July 6.

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Video: Behind the wheel of Freightliner’s SuperTruck

Overdrive had the chance last month to get in cab — and behind the wheel — of Freightliner's concept SuperTruck vehicle.

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Trucking hits record employment following big job gains in June

For-hire trucking employment now totals 1.4585 million.

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

Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage. It can also cut costs by giving you a precise reading on whether your oil has exhausted its lifespan and needs to be changed to protect your engine, or whether there are many miles of useful life remaining. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator ...

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Final e-log rule moves a step closer to publication

A looming Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the Office of Secretary of Transportation, moving the rule a small step closer to publication and implementation.

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