business management

Why be an owner-operator?

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

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TruckBytes founding owner-operator: Software ‘still a great deal’

Channel 19 checks back in with independent owner-operator W. Joel Baker, also a National Guard member and creator of the TruckBytes owner-operator software.

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Consulting firm offers business classes to drivers

Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions has launched the Equinox University for Carriers, a set of interactive learning courses customized for driver training programs of individual truckload and less-than-truckload carriers.  The courses are specially designed to hold attention, ensure retention and educate both new and existing drivers. While the course catalog is currently expanding, the highest participation rates include Safety, Logs, Fuel Management, Bookkeeping and Using Technology on the Road. The technology usage class covers Wi-Fi, mobile applications and ...

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Setting the pace with owner-operator Henry Albert

Sunday's post on Overdrive 2007 Trucker of the Year Henry Albert's blog caught my eye with what it says about thinking outside the box to ensure success in running an independent business. In the post, Albert visits an old haunt of his, Charlotte's Metrolina speedway (the old grandstands here pictured by Albert), shuttered long since the days he wheeled a stock car around its oval. "I learned so much from those race days," he wrote ...

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