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These latest numbers show the Thanksgiving effect on the flatbed spot market

Where it's hot and not: The holiday week saw flatbed load availability, predictably, fall -- bright spots exist in Medford, Ore.; Rapid City, S.D.; Omaha, Neb.; Little Rock, Ark.; Shreveport, La.; and Montgomery, Ala.

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FAST Act highway bill: What trucking measures made it, what didn’t

In: Major CSA reform, expansion of driver drug testing, detention study and more. Out: Younger truckers and a measure that could have harmed small business truckers.

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Truck parking, state by state

Overdrive’s national rankings of states' trucking parking shortages is presented in an interactive map. Use the map to access more national data on where the problem is worst (California, Rhode Island...), likewise our most recent coverage of the parking issue.

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‘Poison pill’ for independents reportedly out of highway bill

House-Senate reconciliation of differing versions of a long-term highway bill, announced Tuesday afternoon, notably excluded "interim hiring standards" language that excluded unrated carriers.

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Parking: ‘It’s bad all over’

With a major study out and a new national coalition beginning regional meetings, the heat’s up on the increasing need for safe parking.

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Trucker medical certification changes begin this month

A few changes are coming to driver medical exams later this month, again stemming from the agency's expansive National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule that went into effect last year.

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Diesel prices continue to decline

Diesel prices across the United States dropped an average of 2.4 cents during the week ending Nov. 30, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Canadian port truckers score $150k in back wages following gov’t audit

Several Port of Metro Vancouver truckers have received a total of $152,140 from three companies after province authorities concluded the carriers had not complied with a pay agreement reached in 2014.

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What sets your business apart?

In any bid to build long-term relationships with (and secure direct freight from) shippers, it's a question "you have to be able to answer before" you embark, says Henry Albert: "Why you?"

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HubTran to offer small-carrier back-office software online in 2016

The HubTran technology platform for document/invoice processing and resolution, today offered for brokerage and factoring companies, will see a carrier version offered in 2016.

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