Kevin Rutherford

The California challenge

| May 27, 2013

Operators of pre-2007 trucks who currently operate in California have some tough choices coming with CARB's truck emissions rules -- here are some ways to think about them to help navigate.

Knowing if you’re ready to buy

| April 30, 2013

Assessing net worth relative to your age says more than you think about your ability to purchase a truck and succeed as an owner-operator.

Why be an owner-operator?

| April 23, 2013

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

Do the hard work to improve the business

| April 08, 2013

There are millions putting in long hours and sacrificing a life for a job, yet few of them truly succeed. They’re working hard – but not doing the truly hard work.

Drive better to save fuel

| April 01, 2013

The biggest bang for the fuel-savings buck is in changing your driving habits.

A tale of two drivers says a lot about fuel use

| February 07, 2013

Industry tests have shown for years that the difference in fuel economy between the best drivers and the worst can be as much as 30 percent due.

You can be a change agent

| January 14, 2013

"Look around. Our industry needs help – and I want you to help me make it better."

Owning a trailer can pay off in more ways than one

| December 27, 2012

Putting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.

Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford is an accountant, small-fleet owner and the host of "Trucking Business & Beyond," which airs on Sirius XM Radio's Road Dog Trucking Radio. He writes Overdrive's Dollars & Sense column and presents Overdrive's Partners in Business seminars at truck shows.

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