Don Lanier

‘We’re the highway patrol and we’re here to help’

| December 13, 2012

Why were you pulled in for your last inspection? If you don't know, ask. The answer could prove useful in your long-term CSA management.

Expedited advantage, part 2: Pay

| November 16, 2012

In a poll of owner-operators at OverdriveOnline.com, more than 60 percent of respondents called the potential for better income the chief attraction of expediting. More on pay in part 2 of this series.

Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers

| November 14, 2012

The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.

Obama, Romney show no substance on fuel prices

| October 20, 2012

Take two of the Obama-Romney 2012 debate season offered no substance on the role of government in fuel prices, despite current efforts to rein in speculation: ultimately, there's a reason for that.

Hot button: Call a truce with marijuana?

| October 16, 2012

More than 60 percent of Overdrive readers favored some form of marijuana-use legalization or decriminalization, with a majority reflecting three current state ballot initiatives beyond medical use.

Expediting: Singing the praises with Don Lanier

| October 13, 2012

A chance meeting with expedited driver Don Lanier yields insights into the segment.

More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

| August 16, 2012

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

Whence the great rates?

| August 09, 2012

Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.

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