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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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Things to leave behind in 2017

The phrases "driver shortage," "level playing field" and a variety of other trucking bugaboos. "Be happy we don't all 'get on the same level,' and quit saying that. ..."

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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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POLL: Your business outlook for 2017?

The $700 million question this time of year, made no less prescient given an incoming administration at the federal level and a variety of head- and tailwinds: What do you expect for your business in 2017, whether better, worse or about the same?

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Owner-operator 2016 business outlook trends pessimistic

Results of recent polling show a trend toward a pessimistic outlook following a 2015 that didn't exactly live up to expectations as they stood this time last year.

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Here’s the story of a couple named Parker

Wendy hopes for a Happy New Year from within the 20th year of marriage to George Parker. So far, "it's been a blast, even with a truck." Meanwhile, George's annual video wrap-up is here.

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POLL: What’s your business outlook for 2016?

Owner-operators, how do economic conditions and your opportunity for profit look from the driver's seat in your business? Will the coming year be better, about the same or worse than the one in the rear view?

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Business trending better in 2015, operators say

Four in 10 readers believe 2015 holds better prospects than 2014 for their businesses.

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Happy new year!

The 2014 wrap-up video from the George & Wendy Show's George Parker. Happy new year!

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The year of the trucker

"The Chinese calendar has 2015 as the 'year of the sheep.' I don't know about you, but I'm not feeling it. I say we make 2015 'the year of the trucker.'"

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