2009 September

Struggling but surviving

| September 29, 2009

The demise of the owner-operator has been a hot topic for more than 30 years, says Overdrive Trucker of the Year Steve Brosnan. "Every time I...

Dec. 11, 2008

| September 17, 2009

Mitch Sandson, a 20-year veteran driver, became an owner-operator in April when he bought the 2005 Peterbilt 387, shown he...

Slow and Steady

By Max Kvidera | September 09, 2009

Hauling oversize loads brings high revenue, but travel restrictions and the cost of permits, pilot vehicles and police escorts eat into the bottom line.

Seven decades

Max Heine | September 09, 2009

For many an owner-operator, the dream rig has been a Peterbilt.

Dollars and Sense: Expect more pain before any gain

By Kevin Rutherford | September 09, 2009

I predict some pickup in freight and rates in this fourth quarter, but the real upward climb will not begin until the second quarter of 2010.

Hard financial choices

| September 02, 2009

Buy a truck or lease it? Few owner-operators lease a truck. All things being equal over enough years, buying leaves you with more in y...

Speakout – September 2009

| September 02, 2009

'No Apology' made for setting standard In response to your column on how owner-operators can survive recessions (Pulse, June 2009...

Pulse – September 2009

| September 02, 2009

One irritant for professional drivers is being treated like some air-headed teenager with a new driver's license. After all, you've been tra...

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