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  • Spot rates poised to begin upswing as load-to-truck ratios rebound February 22, 2019
    After a chilly start to the year, freight demand and rates are starting to thaw, according to weekly data provided by loadboard DAT Solutions.
    Overdrive Staff
  • Raise scam awareness — How to combat expensive online fakery; More from ‘Long Haul Paul’ February 22, 2019
    Fall for such an online scam once, and you're now on a "sucker list" maintained by what's increasingly resembling something of an online-scam-industrial complex. "They will work you to the end of your days," says consultant and author Robert Siciliano, featured guest for this Overdrive Radio podcast edition.
    Todd Dills
  • Owner-operators reap record earnings in 2018 February 22, 2019
    Owner-operators averaged $65,360 for the year, based on more than 15,000 leased and independent operator clients of ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator financial services company. That’s an 8.6 percent jump, or $5,178, from 2017, when owner-operators averaged $60,182.
    Max Heine
  • Steve Caka’s 2003 Kenworth W900L February 22, 2019
    The rig is powered by a 550-hp Cat 3406E with an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed and 3:55 rears. He had the frame stretched from 265 inches to 325 inches about a year-and-a-half ago.
    Overdrive Staff
  • Truckers circle Indy’s I-465 in ‘peaceful protest,’ preview for April event February 21, 2019
    A convoy of trucks, many of them bobtail and part of an organized protest effort, took two laps around Indiana's I-465 loop on Thursday, with the Indiana State Police estimating that about 75-100 trucks participated, though some have pegged the estimate as high as several hundred, including trucks operating on the I-465 loop that joined […]
    James Jaillet



  • Coalition again asks Congress to extend pup trailer length to 33 feet February 22, 2019
    An organization representing major trucking companies and national business organizations renewed its call for longer trailers. But it’s not a change all of the industry supports.
    David Hollis
  • HHG moving fleet Wheaton Van Lines to acquire Stevens Worldwide Van Lines February 22, 2019
    The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. This is the company’s third acquisition since 2012 when it acquired Bekins Van Lines and, a year later, Clark & Reid. Stevens is a mostly owner-operator fleet, according to CCJ Top 250 numbers.
    CCJ Staff
  • Preventable or not: Trucker’s trip ruined by railroad track drama February 22, 2019
    John Doe was being tailgated and tried to accelerate through a railroad grade crossing, but a descending signal arm mangled one of his mirrors. Was this a preventable accident?
    CCJ Staff
  • Link’s 20K self-steer auxiliary suspension February 21, 2019
    Link’s 20K self-steer auxiliary suspension features the company’s proprietary Swift Mount technology that facilitates faster installation, with interchangeable ride height brackets and a stepped-edge on the frame bracket that provides a visual indicator to help center the suspension on the truck. Rear air spring brackets are compatible with wide flange frame rails, accomplished by having […]
    CCJ Staff
  • Stakeholders form group to develop, test hydrogen fueling hardware for HD trucks February 21, 2019
    The industry group has created specifications for the fueling nozzle, vehicle receptacle, dispenser hose and breakaway device components for this HD application for the purpose of developing Request for Proposals to suppliers.
    CCJ Staff

RSS Landline

  • Land Line Now online: Spot demand helps rates February 21, 2019
    Spot market demand helps stem the tide of falling rates. Also, building a good relationship with your tire dealer is one of the most important things you can do for your tires, diesel prices have increased, and the insurance market could have a big impact on automated vehicles.
  • Colorado bill seeks solution to hazmat truck travel on I-70 February 21, 2019
    A bill being considered orders the Colorado DOT to study if tankers hauling hazardous materials should be allowed to use the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels.
  • Feb. 21, 2019 – Land Line Now on Sirius XM 146 February 21, 2019
    An effort is underway to update the testing process for commercial driver’s licenses. Also, Utah lawmakers work to extend a truck ban on the Legacy Parkway; lawmakers want to repeal collection of Illinois’ commercial distribution fee; information on upcoming truck shows; an internal DOT auditor is investigating the FMCSA’s medical certification program; and we’ll review […]
  • Appellate court sides with driver fired for refusing unpermitted overweight loads February 21, 2019
    An appeals court upheld a lower court’s ruling awarding a Connecticut trucker more than $260,000 after being fired for refusing to haul an illegal load.
  • Unpaid detention time negatively affects safety, survey shows February 21, 2019
    A recent OOIDA Foundation survey shows that many truck drivers believe unpaid detention time is an issue that affects safety as well as their finances.