holidays

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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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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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Cats, not so much

Holiday home time: " It was seriously a couch-potato Hallmark moment, until George said, 'What's wrong with the cat?'" Look out ...

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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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Pre-holiday, end-of-quarter demand boost extends into this week for flats, vans, reefers

Friday last week marked the end of the second quarter, likewise the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a combination that boosted demand indicators, which average rates followed up.

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Star spangled shredder

"I like celebrating the Fourth with fireworks and big bodacious booms just as much anyone else, but I'm here to tell ya', I've had just about enough of the backyard displays this year. Mostly because I'm gravely injured ..." Sometimes, celebrating is hard.

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Let the festivities begin! (Fire up those race trucks …)

For those of you who won't make it home for local festivities Tuesday, enjoy the celebration wherever you are, and here's a heartfelt shout-out from me and, I know, the rest of the crew here. Thanks for what you do. (And: See you at the races! ...)

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Driving Miss Hazardous Materials

"Things that aren't welcome in the Kroger parking lot for a thousand, Alex." ... Preparations for the Fourth well under way.

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Spot market opportunity: End of month, end of quarter, pre-holiday picks

Given it's the end of June and the end of the second quarter of the year (when freight typically rises in volume as shippers move inventory) and we're headed into a four-day-ish Fourth of July, conditions are strong for van, reefer freight.

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