Magazine

Struggling but surviving

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...

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Dec. 11, 2008

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

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Slow and Steady

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

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Seven decades

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

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Dollars and Sense: Expect more pain before any gain

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.

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Hard financial choices

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...

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Speakout – September 2009

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

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Seven decades

For many an owner-operator, the dream rig has been a Peterbilt. It's evident on the highway, where more than a quarter of owner-operator truc...

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Pulse – September 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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Online

Custom Rigs gets its own makeover Just like the custom rigs it covers in print, Custom Rigs' website, www.CustomRigsMag.com, has rece...

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