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Seasoned expediters: Tom and Tina Evans

Straight expediting truck have been Tom and Tina Evans' bread and butter since starting their business in the year 2000 -- today, they enjoy plenty of freedom to live life like they want to.

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Second-career long-haul: Martin and Carolina Hill

Martin Hill enjoyed enhanced personal freedoms and income when he brought his wife, Carolina, into his newly-minted owner-operator business at CRST Van Expedited.

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Accidental truckers: Jon and Miriam Brown

The Browns reap the rewards of professionalism in their Landstar-leased team operation.

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Equal partners: Chris Litzinger and Henry Kuperus

Brenny Transportation-leased owner-operators build on a solid friendship in coownership of a Volvo that helps support two growing households.

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Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities

It's no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it's also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking to enjoy life.

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More off/on-duty discussion

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

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POLL: Why do carriers have difficulty finding new drivers?

Carriers are again talking "driver shortage" in a big way -- what do you think? Why do so many seem to have so much difficulty recruiting new drivers?

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Weighing in on the hours changes

Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.

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Hours changes premium: $300 down, more to come…

Wendy details losses incurred directly as a result of the new hours of service changes: "As of the 10th, we've lost approximately $300 due directly to the new laws."

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California domestic workers and truck drivers; $1,500 for a few words

Domestic workers making state-by-state inroads on their own FLSA exemption (similar to company drivers') from the possibility of overtime pay -- meanwhile, a friendly, familiar, potentially lucrative contest.

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