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Tire Spec’ing

Keep your No. 2 variable expense to a minimum by spec’ing right.

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Owner Operator of the Month

Larry Severson’s racecar mechanic skills helped jump start a career as an owner-operator.

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MarketPlace

An ISX engine brake, a digital driving assistant, two suspension offerings and an emergency spill kit are among the products featured.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Insurance that Fits

After a truck payment, insurance is often the biggest fixed cost for owner-operators, particularly those running under their own authority.

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Fleet Focus

Carriers and drivers receive recognition and awards.

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Engine Spot

Where Mack's 13-liter MaxiCruise distinguishes itself from its predecessors, is in its horsepower offerings relative to the engine’s rpm level.

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3 keys to expansion

3 keys to expansion

Focus on the business model and the day-to-day operations of your trucking company in three major areas.

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Marten Transport Increases Driver Pay

Wisconsin-based Marten Transport has ­announced another raise in driver pay. “Drivers will see their mileage pay increase by up to 4 cents per mile, depending on the length of haul,” said Tim Norlin, Marten Transport director of recruiting. These new increases, along with driver base rates on Marten Transport’s Fair Pay sliding scale, allow drivers with one year of prior experience to earn as much as $0.415 per mile; drivers with five years of prior ...

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Increased business opens up owner-operator opportunities

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking currently have more than 250 owner-operators behind the wheel and are looking to add more. Our business model is unique because owner-operators really are small business owners, whether they currently own a tractor or want to purchase one. Our financing program is a true purchase plan with a reasonable down payment and favorable interest rate. Owner-operators are compensated based on Rand McNally Practical Route miles. Our fuel surcharges and fuel discounts ...

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