Bob Caffee

Owner-operator walk-and-talk with Anne Ferro

| March 23, 2013

Several operators took the opportunity the Trucking Solutions Group's health walk at MATS represented to walk-and-talk issues with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

Expedited advantage, part 2: Pay

| November 16, 2012

In a poll of owner-operators at OverdriveOnline.com, more than 60 percent of respondents called the potential for better income the chief attraction of expediting. More on pay in part 2 of this series.

Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers

| November 14, 2012

The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.

The haps at MATS: Rounding up driver-led efforts

| March 16, 2012

I'll make an attempt, at least. So much is going on at next week's trucking show in Louisville it will be next to impossible to catch it all in this space today, but here are ...

Let the (fuel-mileage) games begin!

| February 27, 2012

When owner-operator Henry Albert proposed that he test speed's effect on fuel mileage on his blog Feb. 22 by dropping his top speed from 65 to 60, he sparked a wellspring of commentary from his ...

Intent v. interpretation: Questions raised by new hours rule

| January 06, 2012

  The intent is not living up to the interpretation of language in the hours of service final rule, Rich Wilson of Trans Products / Trans Services told me this morning. Just one example of the disconnect ...

Two calls this week highlight driver advocacy efforts in D.C.

| November 02, 2011

Scott Grenerth with Trucking Solutions Group today Those of you who've read this blog with any regularity are probably well familiar with Fikes-leased owner-operator Scott Grenerth (pictured with a new custom-designed bike at the Great ...

Insurance that Fits

Overdrive Staff | August 05, 2011

After a truck payment, insurance is often the biggest fixed cost for owner-operators, particularly those running under their own authority.

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