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.

Drivers being scammed by fake ‘recruiters,’ FMCSA says

| April 10, 2013

A fraudulent scheme said to scam drivers out of $350 and a wild goose chase is being perpetrated on drivers and CDL training schools.

How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

| April 09, 2013

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

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