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2014 cargo theft report: Trends point to elevated threat, more sophisticated thieves

FreightWatch says cargo thieves in the U.S. are becoming more sophisticated, with data “suggesting organized thieves offset the lack of access to a high quantity of shipments by targeting higher value merchandise,” the report notes.

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What has your smartphone replaced?

An online seminar with BigRoad's Terry Frey yields new insights on the question in the title. What's your answer?

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Teamsters hit FMCSA with lawsuit over move to open border for Mexican carriers

The Teamsters’ lawsuit alleges that FMCSA's report to Congress — on which it based its decision to open the border to all Mexican-domiciled carriers — “is arbitrary and capricious."

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Prime owner-operator Thomas Miller named Overdrive’s 2014 Owner-Operator of the Year, wins $25k cash

Thomas Miller of Bunker Hill, Ill., leased to Prime, Inc., won $25,000 in cash from sponsors Love's and Cummins.

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VIDEO: How does a weigh station work?

Working in part with truckers following Overdrive's 2014 Florida Pride & Polish, Chris Fiffie of Big Rig Videos turned his camera on the technology, procedures behind the Wildwood, Fla., weigh station

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TCA names 2015’s Best Fleets to Drive For

Two Nebraska fleets were honored with the Best Fleets to Drive For award today at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Here's who they are.

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Podcast: Entry level driver training conversations following rulemaking committee meeting

Will traditional training approaches survive the Entry Level Driver Training rulemaking? If statutory language is any indication, it's likely. Voices on training standards/practices in this podcast.

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POLL: What is your detention time worth?

How much is your time spent waiting at docks worth per hour? This poll looks at the range of what owner-operators and drivers expect from detention rates, such as they may be.

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Owner-ops allege in lawsuit oilfield co. cheated them out of pay, seek class-action certification

Owner-operators are seeking class action certification in a lawsuit against an oilfield services company that allegedly provided misrepresentative settlement statements in order to underpay them.

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31-year trucking vet Glen Horack ‘impresses with professionalism, safety and service’

The Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive partner annually to name the country's top owner-operator. Three finalists for the 2015 Owner-Operator of the Year were named in January, and Overdrive will be highlighting all three this week. It’s all about trucking for Glen Horack. The resident of Eckland, Mo., has been team-driving for three years with his wife, Karla, typically staying out for 10-12 weeks at a time. In their 2014 Kenworth T680 leased to Prime ...

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