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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A chance meeting with expedited driver Don Lanier yields insights into the segment.
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.
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.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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