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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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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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Caught in a tornado: What’s a driver to do?

What happens if you're about to cross paths with a tornado while driving? Quick advice on handling a twister on the road.

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Diesel volatility a new phenomenon

A historical look at how diesel prices have changed since the 1990s paints a picture of a once stably-priced commodity changing into a fairly volatile one.

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New load profitability planner

123Loadboard.com launched a load planning function that takes into consideration driving time, deadhead mileage, fuel and toll costs toward a goal of stringing together hauls for maximum profitability. The "Load Planner" reduces the time required to locate a sequence of the highest potential paying loads to plan a trip without having to perform countless load searches. “The Load Planner automatically sorts trips based on profitability," said A.J. Sansoye, company operations director. "This ensures that you will always work with ...

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

Demand rising for spot market flat freight

Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.

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Submerged! What to do if you and your truck get plunged

What if you suddenly found yourself — in your truck — sinking in water? Here's what to do if you and your rig are submerged.

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