Allen Smith

Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change

| August 22, 2012

Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.

More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

| August 16, 2012

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

Equipment: Probing sticker shock

| August 10, 2012

Reports from operators show roughly a 30 percent rise in new-tractor pricing between 2006 and 2012 model years. Find out how operators are reacting to that rise -- and some advice -- in supplementary reporting ...

Whence the great rates?

| August 09, 2012

Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.

The forces at work on detention pay

| August 06, 2012

Operators and industry reps weigh in on the problem of uncompensated detention time at shippers and receivers, and what is being and could be done about it. The problem was No. 3 in Overdrive's 2012 ...

Hours, EOBRs: Adapt or fight?

| August 03, 2012

Owner-operators' No. 2 named challenge, the unsettled nature of the hours of service regulations and a potential electronic logs mandate, has moved some to embrace change, others to fight for fairness.

Hours and EOBRs: Operator challenge No. 2

| August 03, 2012

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators. Here’s a closer look at challenge No. 2 of the top five, Hours ...

Join radio discussion of top trucking challenges

| August 02, 2012

On the Truth About Trucking Live radio show Aug. 16, 7 p.m. EDT, join Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills for a talk with hosts Allen and Donna Smith about Dills’ "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in ...

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