Van, reefer, flatbed rates all surge to close 2013 with strong year over year growth

| January 03, 2014

Per-mile spot market rates in all three segments spiked in December, according to loadboard Internet Truckstop, closing a year in which rates surged to all-time highs and continually saw strong year over year gains.

Carrier survey shows temperature heating up on detention negotiation

| January 02, 2014

Transport Capital Partners' fourth-quarter industry survey showed 43 percent of carriers large and small felt they would be able to renegotiate detention in contracts with customers in the next quarter.

Diesel price rises 3 cents to end year where it began

| January 02, 2014

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel jumped three cents in the week ended Dec. 30 to $3.903 — within a penny of where the price averaged at the beginning of 2013 — according to the EIA.

Owner-operator tactics and strategies: Setting goals

| January 02, 2014

Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford, speaking at Overdrive's Partners in Business seminar, tells owner-operators how they can improve their business and personal lives by setting goals.

Hours of service, trucker strike, Lisa Kelly and more: Top 15 most read stories of 2013

| December 31, 2013

Join us a countdown to the most-popular stories of the year, measured by total number of pageviews throughout the year.

Start the year with strategies to achieve your goals

| December 31, 2013

In the first of two parts, Overdrive columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford tells owner-operators how establishing tactics and strategies can help them improve their businesses and their personal lives.

Damper questions answered: How they fail, why you should replace them

Bruce Mallinson | December 27, 2013

Pitt Power's Bruce Mallinson gives pointers as to when and why you should change your engine's damper.

5 tips to prevent cargo theft (and how to handle someone tailing you)

| December 27, 2013

What are some steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim of cargo theft? And how should you react if you think you're being tailed? Here are five things you can do to protect yourself and your load.

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