Dollars & Sense

Plan compliance duties before going independent

It’s easy to look at a load board and dream about getting those rates posted and not sharing them with your carrier. It’s another matter entirely to end up making less than you do now because of all of the additional costs.

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Meet the expanded Overdrive

Overdrive now incorporates its sister publication, Truckers News, and Overdrive spinoff Custom Rigs.

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TONIGHT: How to manage your fuel costs

Overdrive columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford will cover key fuel management topics for owner-operators in a free evening webinar.

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Avoid these common tax prep mistakes

If you want to dodge common mistakes owner-operators make on tax returns, you need to check certain numbers, advises columnist Kevin Rutherford.

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Four areas that affect fuel saving

Overdrive's Dollars & Sense columnist Kevin Rutherford explains how fuel-saving devices have to make a difference in at least one of four areas to be effective.

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Pulse

As you weigh any possibilities for expansion or changing carriers, consider these current resources to help assess your situation.

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Would you like fries with that?

Driver demand is higher than it’s been in more than two years. For leased owner-operators, it could be a good time to get updated on compensation packages and other lease terms, especially if you’ve been with the same carrier for more than a few years.

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