Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

| August 06, 2013

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law has been violated.

Pulling profits: The pros and cons of trailer ownership

| August 06, 2013

Owning a trailer offers more revenue and business control. Is it right for you?

Choking! Handling throat clog while driving

| August 05, 2013

What's a driver to do if suddenly something he or she is eating gets hung up in the throat and prevents breathing? Here are some tips.

How to truck through a Volcano

| August 02, 2013

What if you were suddenly driving through a volcanic eruption? In the fifth installment of the Worst Case Trucking Scenarios, Overdrive examines just that.

Court upholds all of hours rule for long-haul drivers

| August 02, 2013

The entirety of the current hours of service rule was upheld for long-haul drivers. The only portion of the rule vacated by the court was the required 30-minute break for short-haul drivers.

Reefer, dry van rates fall from record highs, remain strong

| August 02, 2013

After jetting up to all-time rate highs in June, reefer and flatbed rates on the spot market declined some in July, but rates in all three segments are still strong, according to data from Internet Truckstop.

Trucking gains 6,300 jobs after two months of decline

| August 02, 2013

After May and June both produced net job losses in the for-hire trucking industry, 6,300 net payroll jobs were added in July, according to preliminary government data.

Hijacked! What to do when your rig’s been taken over

| August 01, 2013

A crazed bandit has you at bay and has your rig under his control. What should you do? Here are some pointers.

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