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.
The national average retail diesel price climbed for the fourth consecutive week, climbing 1.3 cents to $3.796 a gallon.
Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators.
The national average retail diesel price rose 3.5 cents a gallon during the week ended July 9, ending a 12-week streak of price decreases.
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