When to take a vacation and other insights from trucking data

Smart owner-operators know they “have to hit it hard” from March through November, said ATBS Vice President Richard DeForest at the Overdrive Partners in Business seminar.

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The weekly report offers analysis of spot market conditions and rates.

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Why you deserve $64/hour for detention

Calculating a fair detention rate: A majority of operators indicate either total revenue per mile (38 percent) or profit/net income per mile + fixed cost per mile (45 percent) as appropriate benchmarks for detention rates.

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Video: Overdrive takes Freightliner’s autonomous truck for a spin in the desert

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts this week received in Nevada an autonomous endorsement for his CDL. He then took Freightliner's Inspiration autonomous truck for a test drive in the desert outside of Las Vegas. Here's the video.

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Reefer demand surge in the Pacific Northwest, other local markets

Views on load/truck-posting activity on DAT Load Boards around the nation in the refrigerated spot market. And: hauling potatoes to L.A. out of Idaho? Reposition to Phoenix before the return to maximize revenue.

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Truckers in Ontario striking for higher pay, lower wait times (with video)

The Container Trucking Association of Ontario says companies have not responded to its latest proposal as its members strike for an eighth day.

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‘Right to repair’ battle won by truck owners, independent shops

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed on access to heavy-duty service information for model year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds sold in the United States and Canada.

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Electronic logging device mandate delayed, still could come soon; speed limiter rule expected next week

The rule will take effect two years following its publication, the date by which fleets, owner-operators and drivers must be using electronic logging devices that satisfy the rule’s requirements.

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Overdrive gets behind the wheel of Freightliner’s autonomous truck

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts got his first experience piloting an autonomous truck Tuesday.

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Detention détente: Cadle Trucking

"When capacity gets even tighter – when electronic logs become a mandate ... it will be a good opportunity for us to recover costs that we’ll have to pass along to drivers to pay them to sit.” --9-truck fleet owner-operator Ben Cadle

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