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Owner-operators show business optimism for 2014

Results of polling on 2014 business outlook shows generally optimistic views from the majority of respondents relative to the past year.

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Be your own boss: 14 ‘do or die’ compliance duties

Failure to perform these 14 tasks will automatically fail you when the FMCSA comes calling for your New Entrant Safety Audit in the first 18 months you're in business.

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What’s your business outlook for 2014?

Always a hot topic this time of year, share your thoughts on 2014 predictions for your own business under this poll probing the coming year. Will you be able to negotiate rate increases/acquire new freight? Or will regulatory and other cost pressures push profit down?

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POLL: Is it a good time to get your own authority?

Are economic improvements, however slight, and structural conditions in the industry in favor of new truly independent owner-operator businesses? Tell us what you think, and why, here.

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Going where others won’t: Owner-operator Jimmy Nevarez

Nevarez has made a career specialty out of short-haul in Los Angeles, Calif., as an owner-operator in spite of the many naysayers who told him it couldn't be done.

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VIDEO: Former Trucker of the Year on health, success strategies

Checking in with Overdrive 2004 Trucker of the Year Mike Curle -- on recent additions to his toolkit for success.

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Poll: Chief attraction of maintaining your own operating authority?

Is it that control over all aspects of the business yields greater cost-saving opportunities, better income (particularly with direct customers), or something else? Tell us what you think here.

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Some ACA health-insurance exchange premium detail made available

The Department of Health and Human Services' first limited release of premium data in federally run health insurance exchanges under Obamacare has finally come down. Find it here.

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A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

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Demand rising for spot market flat freight

Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.

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