Zachary Bell

| June 19, 2013

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 ...

Joseph Rookie Graham

| June 19, 2013

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

David Holt

| June 19, 2013

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 ...

Dex Jones

| June 19, 2013

The lighter the better, try to do the least dead head, and keep in mind your fuel costs and maintenance on your truck and trailer. Keep an eye on your down time, and the type of ...

Why this safety technology doesn’t work

| June 15, 2013

When compared with other diversions inside the car, “interacting with the speech-to-text system was the most cognitively distracting,” the report said.

‘Best thing that ever happened’ to former owner-operator team

| June 06, 2013

Many owner-operators succeed as a leased operator. But it’s worthwhile noting what the Carpenters learned about operating under their own authority and expanding beyond one truck.

What has a Chevy rear end, a German engine and gets 60 mpg?

| June 01, 2013

Glenn Russell doesn't inhabit the Pride & Polish section here at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas. Still, he's in a custom vehicle world of its own -- a homemade frame supporting and ...

Credit loosening, income rising for owner-operators, says ATBS

| June 01, 2013

Institutional investors are looking for places to put their money, which is good news for owner-operators who've been hamstrung by tight credit since the recession.

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly for the Overdrive Extra blog. A CDL holder, he joined Overdrive in 1998 after more than two decades of newspaper work. You can reach him at mheine@randallreilly.com or 205-248-1038.

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