Overdrive Extra

Max Heine

Is going independent a fading dream?

| May 20, 2014

If you want to brush up on the subject, check these three installments from Dills’ January cover story. They address getting your authority, as well as 14 critical compliance duties for an independent.

Sound off below: How hard is it to get your authority and stay in business? 


  • jerry

    Issue w/One Truck Owners, is they can not hire students or drivers with less than 2 years driving experience. Small Companies can not get an insurance company to sign those category drivers.

  • Steve

    This is exactly what the FMCSA wants. Their goal is to have only large “mega” fleets so it is easier for them to “keep an eye” on drivers and enforce their regulations.
    Forget about drivers rights. Forget about the pursuit of the American dream. Whatever is easiest on our beloved regulators is what is important.
    You cannot promote safety through rule making and enforcement, as the FMCSA does, without stepping on our rights. FMCSA has done more to deter safety then they have to improve it. It was safer on the road in the year 2000 than it is now. FMCSA was established 2001. I think that speaks for itself.

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