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.
After declining for two consecutive weeks, the U.S. average diesel price rose 1.5 cent to $4.094 a gallon during the week ended Monday, Oct. 8.
The U.S. average diesel price declined for the second consecutive week, dropping 0.7 cent to $4.079 a gallon.
After 11 consecutive weeks of climbing prices, the national average retail diesel price fell 4.9 cents to $4.086.
Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.
Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.
Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.
Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.
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