Business

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

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.

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Carrier survey shows temperature heating up on detention negotiation

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.

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Diesel price rises 3 cents to end year where it began

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.

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Owner-operator tactics and strategies: Setting goals

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.

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

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

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Start the year with strategies to achieve your goals

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.

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

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

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

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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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Intermodal hauler’s rig flipped by wind — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe's intermodal container was hit by a 70 mph wind gust and knocked on its side. Could Doe have prevented the accident?

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Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

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