News

Winter doldrums in the spot market for vans, reefers

Van rates may have hit bottom for the season, says DAT's Ken Harper. "There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic, however, for spot freight. "Volumes on the top 100 van lanes were up 2.5 percent over the previous week, and about the same month over month."

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Love’s opens new store in Knoxville, Ill.

The new store offers 94 truck parking spaces, Subway and Chester's Chicken restaurants, seven showers, a Love's Truck Tire Care Center and more.

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Maine suspends hours regs for heating fuel haulers; California reopens roads near Oroville Dam

Any carriers delivering home and business heating fuels in New Hampshire and Maine are exempt from hours-of-service regulations, per emergency declarations in each state.

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Efreightsolutions, Trucker Tools integrate Load Track

The Trucker Tools app's "Load Track" feature has been integrated with Efreightsolutions' cloud-based transportation management system, allowing for real-time freight tracking, driver messaging and electronic proof of delivery.

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Berlin/Nice-style terrorist attack likely in U.S., readers say

8 in 10 Overdrive readers believe such an attack is at least somewhat likely, lending new importance to personal security/safety measures on the road.

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Final day to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female drivers

Entries for the fifth Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest, which highlights the accomplishments and inner and outer beauty of female drivers, are being accepted through Feb. 15.

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Top 10 cities for van, reefer, flatbed freight in 2016

For the second year in a row, Atlanta was the top city for van and reefer spot truckload freight in 2016, according to DAT Solutions. Little Rock, Ark., held also held its spot as the top city for flatbed spot freight.

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Two Detroit DOT officials charged in CDL fraud scheme

Two Department of Transportation employees for the city of Detroit have been hit with felony charges for allegedly taking cash bribes in a CDL fraud scheme, according to the DOT Office of Inspector General.

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Negotiating the brokerage contract: Back solicitation, detention and more

Leander Richmond of Mich.-based eight-truck Eagle Express Inc. learned the hard way of one broker's no-detention-pay standard policy at first-come first-served shipper/receiver facilities -- likewise the "insulting" offer when he objected.

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POLL: Your first contact with your current leasing/employing carrier?

Leased/company drivers, where did your first awareness/contact of the company you're leased to or work for today come? Were you referred by a friend or a fellow driver with the company, catch an online advertisement that spurred further action, or something else?

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