christmas

Business outlook trending pessimistic in the new year for owner-operators

And ... a few late Christmas wishes from a variety of owner-operators on Overdrive's Facebook page, with their rigs dressed up for the holiday last week. . .

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Merry Christmas, feel free to sing along

A merry Christmas from Wendy and the rest of the Parker family.

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Gather ’round the fire …

Four years ago around this time of the year, Overdrive asked readers to name the "best Christmas song of all time." From a big list, readers then voted on a final top list -- these songs represent the results, from bottom to top. Merry Christmas.

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Trucking delivers toys, charity

Details on two companies' holiday donation drives -- Transervice Logistics' decades-running toy drive and CFI's longstanding Truckloads of Treasure campaign.

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Spot market update: Closer-to-normal trends on offer in the last week, though the ELD mandate could change that

Dry van volumes were pretty similar last week to the week before. Rates started to settle down a little after peaks post-Thanksgiving, and the surge in volumes that sent prices skyward on the West Coast is mostly in the rearview – all normal stuff for this time of year. Then the ELD mandate happened. ...

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When ‘being in the red is a good thing’: Van spot market hot states — all but Mass., Fla.

The national van average rate is back up to $2.09/mile post-Thanksgiving, and the load to truck ratio is a record 9:3. All states but the two named are shaded deep red, indicating high demand for trucking services ...

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Seeking recommendations for wormhole repair

"I think we need some wormhole repair around this joint. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and the day before yesterday was Easter, right?"

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Christmas in July

The “Sleigh Bells for Santa” effort of Truckersfinalmile.org relies solely on public charitable donations to operate. 100 percent of monies raised go toward actual cases. TFM founder Robert Palm uses collected funds to support the efforts of reuniting drivers and their families, in the event of critical illness, injury or death while they're on the road.

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Christmas-New Year ‘downtime week’ rates some of the strongest this year for reefers, vans

This weekly spot market update, covering last week's Christmas-New Year interregnum for a sizable chunk of the American economy, showed van and reefer rates remaining strong, "perhaps even stronger" than prior weeks, noted DAT's Ken Harper.

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Thing-a-ma-bobs is dangerous

"This just in!! The super-popular 'Thing-a-ma-bob,' hottest toy on the market for Christmas 2016 and manufactured in Wehateamericastan, has been reported to cause hair loss and possible self-immolation!" ...

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