Business

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law has been violated.

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Pulling profits: The pros and cons of trailer ownership

Owning a trailer offers more revenue and business control. Is it right for you?

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Choking! Handling throat clog while driving

What's a driver to do if suddenly something he or she is eating gets hung up in the throat and prevents breathing? Here are some tips.

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How to truck through a Volcano

What if you were suddenly driving through a volcanic eruption? In the fifth installment of the Worst Case Trucking Scenarios, Overdrive examines just that.

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Court upholds all of hours rule for long-haul drivers

The entirety of the current hours of service rule was upheld for long-haul drivers. The only portion of the rule vacated by the court was the required 30-minute break for short-haul drivers.

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Reefer, dry van rates fall from record highs, remain strong

After jetting up to all-time rate highs in June, reefer and flatbed rates on the spot market declined some in July, but rates in all three segments are still strong, according to data from Internet Truckstop.

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Trucking gains 6,300 jobs after two months of decline

After May and June both produced net job losses in the for-hire trucking industry, 6,300 net payroll jobs were added in July, according to preliminary government data.

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Hijacked! What to do when your rig’s been taken over

A crazed bandit has you at bay and has your rig under his control. What should you do? Here are some pointers.

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

Zero-defect driver vehicle reports on their way out

FMCSA has issued a proposed rule that would eliminate the requirement of drivers to submit vehicle inspection reports in which they found no defects or problems.

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Infographic: Owner-operators inspected four times more often than largest fleets

An infographic on Overdrive sister site CCJ shows some of the more disparate data that favors fleets over independents.

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