Waco, Texas-based independent owner-operator Cody Blankenship brings the family to GATS -- what's he been up to lately? Update here...
Call 530-408-6423, 530-40-VOICE, to contribute thoughts on the New Entrant test rulemaking under way to an upcoming Overdrive podcast. Two more federal sessions, in March at MATS and April at CVSA, are planned.
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.
It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.
10,000 more teen drivers now have been trained on safety around big trucks. Also: Photos of one classic workhorse of a 359.
Photos and reporting from a Bells, Tenn., unload with Cody Blankenship, who sees parking availability as the biggest issue going, despite Jason's Law. Hours, e-logs compound the problem...
Independents are feeling the pinch in certain quarters -- some contend rate undercutting by other carriers without the business sense to make a healthy profit are a sizable part of the problem.
Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."
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