FedEx Custom Critical

The wisdom of calling ahead

| March 09, 2012

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 ...

Let the (fuel-mileage) games begin!

| February 27, 2012

When owner-operator Henry Albert proposed that he test speed's effect on fuel mileage on his blog Feb. 22 by dropping his top speed from 65 to 60, he sparked a wellspring of commentary from his ...

Insurance that Fits

Overdrive Staff | August 05, 2011

After a truck payment, insurance is often the biggest fixed cost for owner-operators, particularly those running under their own authority.

Blood drive joins health walk among driver-led initiatives at MATS

| March 30, 2011

"Give so that others may live" runs the tagline for the Friday blood drive (11 a.m. to 4 p.m., booth #91470 outdoors) to be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this week. It's ...

Buy Right

Max Kvidera | January 03, 2011

Slash your costs by knowing when and where to purchase fuel. And make sure you’re getting the most value from a fuel card and a fuel surcharge.

Vitality in strange cargo — operating tables, diners, sea turtles and more. . .

| October 13, 2010

If you haven't seen it out on the truckstop racks, check out the digital edition of the October Truckers News for a fun feature profiling several haulers who move some of the more unique truckloads ...

Double time

James Jaillet | September 01, 2010

Owner-operator teams are in demand as fleets dangle top rates and sign-on bonuses to movehigh-value, time-sensitive loads.

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