A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

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One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

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A good Good Friday, but not for freight

Freight is slow in Arizona on this Good Friday.

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Developing a spreadsheet for expediters

Our spectacular scenic drive continued today. I worked on spreadsheets when we parked for the night.

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Building your quick reference folder

Collecting and using information to make life on the road easier.

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‘Something new every day': Meeting Phil and Diane Madsen

Phil and Diane Madsen haul expedited in this 2006 Volvo with 132-inch ARI sleeper and 16-foot box. Over the past several years, I've called on the pair several different times for perspective on all manner of topics, from truck maintenance/warranty issues to unique hauls to examples of the many owner-operators out there taking to the web to write and publish. I profiled Phil as part of the "Trucker webmasters" piece in the September 2010 edition ...

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