David Owen

NASTC head David Owen’s sleep apnea storyPodcast

| November 18, 2014

NASTC president David Owen is firm in his belief in a professional driver's ability to manage fatigue. And while he clearly knows the benefit of apnea treatment in those who suffer from it, Owen cites ...

MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

| March 28, 2014

Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place ...

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

| January 10, 2014

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.

Inside small-fleet advocacy at NASTC annual meeting

| November 09, 2013

Rounding up highlights from the NASTC annual meeting: CARB politics, enforcement; speed limiter rule with retrofit requirement expected in 2014, "conditional" rating the new "unsatisfactory"...

Owner-operators: Master the credit game

| February 28, 2013

With some lenders warming up to owner-operators, don’t miss the chance to improve your rating and save thousands of dollars in interest payments.

Computing the owner-operator business — Part 2

| September 21, 2012

Part 2 of this series features explores the landscape for web-based models for trucking management software for small fleets and independents -- and the mobile integration on the way.

Playing the cards right in driver appreciation

| August 07, 2012

Personal relationships drive good businesses -- nowhere is that more true than in trucking.

NASTC’s ‘Daily Fuel Hedge’ and discount program

| August 02, 2012

Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.

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