An Overdrive poll in late 2013 showed half of our readers believe industry changes have made it more difficult to get your operating authority and be profitable.
An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.
Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place ...
Is it that control over all aspects of the business yields greater cost-saving opportunities, better income (particularly with direct customers), or something else? Tell us what you think here.
Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.
Recently retired owner-operator Mike McRae responds to Overdrive's May issue with further evidence of where the profits are for independent single-truck businesses.
In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.
It's important for those with carrier authority to keep tabs on their annual self-reported vehicle-miles-traveled and power-unit information for CSA scoring purposes.
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