Max Heine

Big Bertha works the gas fields, but still shines

Eric Lazos put a lot of love into his 1999 Peterbilt 379 and still crosses the country to serve oil and gas fields.

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Deadly four-wheelers and vicarious revenge

You might think that New Year’s Day is the year’s deadliest for traffic fatalities, but it’s not. July 4 takes that honor.

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Vehicles expected to gather and share more data

"Connected vehicle” technology means any vehicle picking up information and sharing it with vehicles around it.

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Quick-thinking driver uses special equipment in rescue

Owner-operator Scott Rosenburg rescued a drowning motorist after happening upon a pickup that had veered off the road and into a pond.

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Credit, net income improving for owner-operators

A few sunny spots for owner-operators, and a few tips on increasing the profitability of your operation.

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Eric Mende

That is kind of an open ended question. One, it would depend on your niche, wether you are leased or completely independent etc. I have taken loads for a customer out of FL to Winnipeg MB and bounced back to them for instance. If you sit around waiting on the perfect load, you are losing money. As long a you can make a profit on ot, load and go. Weight never did matter to me. ...

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Mike Man Iac Logsdon

Everyone talks about taking cheap freight well my cheap freight could be as low as 71cpm as I would still profit but some might be 1.00 and they loose money know know your numbers get contract freight cut out the middle man learn your lanes and learn your customers you can only profit if your willing to profit

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Zachary Bell

I would know my costs and question anything that pays less than $1.50/mile plus fuel surcharge. That's roughly 2 times the "operating costs" for a aerodynamic tractor/trailer combination that gets 7 MPG on flat ground in ideal conditions. I would also minimize deadhead, and track my fuel mileage to the HUNDREDTH of a mile on pen and paper (or using an app such as Kevin Rutherford's Gauges for Android). Staying in a good lane helps maximize ...

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Joseph Rookie Graham

Stay in a good lane, make sure you can reload out of there with minimal deadhead mileage. Most importantly know your operating cost and don't waver on your it

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David Holt

When you're offered cheap freight tell them there rate sucks and call someone else. I'll travel half way across the country empty before u see cheap freight on my trucks. Cheap freight can rot on the dock for all I care.

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