Atlanta-area owner-operator Jeff Ward started his hotshot business with a diesel F450 cab and chassis outfitted with a flatbed body and gooseneck-type hitch.
Hotshot hauling offers lower start-up costs and other advantages over running Class 8 over-the-road, but other trade-offs make it challenging in its own right.
Charles Timbrook's Black Out custom Freightliner encounters some white stuff; and: Professional speeds for professional drivers in reader photo captions.
Detail of the 2015 Kenworth Trucks and Midwest Peterbilt group calendars, which have arrived just in time for the holiday onset.
And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.
Tony Justice's heartfelt "18 wheels and Jesus" track gets a professional music-video treatment with production work by Big Rig Videos' Christopher Fiffie. See it here.
Operating costs can vary widely, depending on truck and freight size and weight, regions of operation, routes and many other variables. What's been your cost per mile most recently?
The word here on the team's Thanksgiving open house in Cartersville, Ga.: "We've done it the last five years and it is really a great time," says Bettina. "We've got to start remembering we are ...
Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at OverdriveOnline.com. His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to email@example.com or via phone at 205-907-2481.
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