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  • Mid-range hauls paying better across reefer and van lanes in the last week as replenishment drives volumes March 27, 2020
    Any overnight stay for the driver involves safe parking, decent food and other roadside necessities that can be in short supply right now. Shippers are paying more for van capacity on “tweener” lanes with lengths of haul in the 250- to 600-mile range. Examples, and more spot market data, here.
    Overdrive Staff
  • Truckers ‘just lose’ when brokers don’t pay March 27, 2020
    Looking back at the first of a multi-part series exploring issues related to the financial security of freight brokers and how some shady operators exploit loopholes in current regulatory processes to cheat owner-operators, despite unenforced statutes intended to better prevent the practice.
    Todd Dills
  • News roundup, March 27: Truckers with critical supplies allowed to enter and deliver in NYC; J.B. Hunt drivers get coronavirus bonus March 27, 2020
    Truckers with critical supplies are still allowed to enter and delivery in NYC despite a mandatory quarantine for residents. A section of I-10 in Phoenix will close early Saturday morning through early Monday morning. Yokohama suspends tire production at Mississippi plant. J.B. Hunt is giving truckers and driver-support employees $500 bonuses. Trucker Tools expands COVID-19 […]
    Overdrive Staff
  • Though hoarding continues, a giving spirit bucks back March 27, 2020
    Though anecdotal reports of out-of-order drivers' restrooms at some shippers and receivers have been more than a little disconcerting, a 13-year-old son of an owner-operator and an anonymous donor at a truck stop in Wisconsin, at least, have their support priorities straight.
    Todd Dills
  • Ryan Harter’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 March 27, 2020
    The rig is powered by a 550-hp Cat with an Eaton-Fuller 13-speed. Harter has added new LED lights, an 18-inch Texas-style bumper, stainless Hogebuilt fenders and Lincoln Chrome stacks.
    Overdrive Staff

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