Max Heine

Owner-operators’ decade of ‘working less and making more’

Looking at miles, revenue, income, maintenance costs and more, owner-operators worked longer but made less in recent years.

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Conflicting accounts of bigger big rigs

When safety is at stake, there’s no need to take needless risks in the name of uncertain efficiency.

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30-second Trucker Tip video: Caught in a sinkhole!

What happens when water dissolves minerals, typically limestone, in the bedrock?

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How to see through bad advice on revenue per mile

Adding a stop to a run, even when the rate is good, can be a "dead loser," says Richard DeForest of ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator financial services provider.

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When to take a vacation and other insights from trucking data

Smart owner-operators know they “have to hit it hard” from March through November, said ATBS Vice President Richard DeForest at the Overdrive Partners in Business seminar.

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Our thank-you card to drivers

In addition to truck driver appreciation programs at many fleets, there are initiatives from truck stop chains, trade groups and others.

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Suicide spinoff: Blaming the trucker, once again

Professional drivers know firsthand from the evolution of the regulatory machine that there is a tendency to hold you guilty until proven innocent.

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30-Second Trucker Tip: Stalled on train tracks!

A 100-car train traveling 50 mph takes a full mile to stop. So if you stall on the tracks and hear that train a-comin’, rolling round the bend, the odds are not with you. Here's what to do.

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Goodyear’s Smart Fleet logs strong growth

Membership in Goodyear's Smart Fleet program, which provides discounts and special services to owner-operators, has grown 36 percent in the last 12 months.

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30-second Trucker Tip video: Steer tire blowout!

A blowout is one of the most dreaded big-rig emergencies, especially when it’s a steer tire. Here's how to handle one if it happens.

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