FedEx Custom Critical

More from former driver, military logistics pro on small fleet for driving vets

Military veteran Rob Ahlers talks further about his mission establishing small fleet MSR Transport Services, planning to lease trucks to FedEx and Panther driven by military veterans.

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AA&E: Where the money is, if anywhere, in military freight

FedEx custom-critical expediters Andy and Myrian Johnson are sunny about high-security military freight, where the money is -- if it's anywhere -- in the niche.

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Expediter meets vintage Coke machine meets pro golfer Brandt Snedeker

What happens? One odd load for husband-wife team owner-operators Bob and Linda Caffee.

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Expedited advantage, part 2: Pay

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.

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Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers

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.

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Pride & Polish: Business class?

Expediting owner-operators Linda and Bob Caffee, after participating in the GATS Pride & Polish in 2012, offered up an idea for a new class focused on biz performance and professionalism.

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Fuel’s Gold

Owner-operators find big money and good schedules working the oil and gas services boom.

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Crude hauling in N.D., Texas with former expediters

A story in this month's Truckers News followed the transition of the former FedEx Custom Critical expediting team of Mark Kathrein and Wendy Wing (pictured) into a crude-hauling operation in North Dakota. Just as the May magazine was going to press, as mentioned in the story, the ultra-rugged, cold climes of North Dakota gas-and-oil-well trucking were leading Kathrein and Wing toward the more established industry down in Texas. I spoke with the two this past ...

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Truck parking issues

Truck parking is always an issue and more so with our present carrier that prohibits truck parking on the street.

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The wisdom of calling ahead

I learned (relearned) today the wisdom of calling ahead. Learned when not doing so cost us an extra stop and when doing so saved us a hassle at our upcoming delivery. Diane and I woke up this morning at a small truck stop in upstate New York. We drove from there to our pick up. This freight goes cross-country and delivers Monday morning. Before signing on with Landstar Express America last June, ...

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