Ohio approves 2.7 percent toll hike, speed limit increases

| April 15, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill which includes a proposed 2.7 percent annual increase in Turnpike truck tolls through 2023 and approves speed increases on some roadways.

Load by phone: How operators are using online tools

| April 15, 2013

Owner-operators' use of online load services varies from occasional use to test the waters in an unfamiliar area to use as a primary freight resource.

Is trucking ready for more freight? ATA says so, despite infrastructure hazards

| April 11, 2013

The expanded Panama Canal is expected to bring with it an abundance of freight for the U.S. trucking industry. Is it prepared for it?

On dying breeds — and free pickup bedliners!

| April 11, 2013

When talking about past "outlaw" segments of trucking culture, owner-operators are hardly the primary participants. (Also: a contest from Plastikote to win a free pickup bedliner -- you're welcome.)

Load by phone: Legacy boards add access tools

| April 11, 2013

Owner-operator access to Internet-based load boards continues to streamline with many operators now using smartphones to access one or another of industry-leading online freight resources.

C.R. England appeals $1.3 million judgement to OOIDA

| April 11, 2013

C.R. England is appealing a federal court’s final judgment favoring the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in its 11-year-old class-action suit.

President’s budget includes $77 billion for transportation, criticized by ATA

| April 10, 2013

The President's budget includes $50 million for immediate infrastructure improvement and full support of the MAP-21 highway bill.

Long live the owner-operator!

| April 10, 2013

Is the owner-operator a dying breed? Voices responding to the question posed on the Overdrive Extra blog suggest a shift in profitability toward short-haul niches.

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