Jeff Clark

Round-up: MATS haps, and a cattle hauler on his long career

| March 20, 2014

Recently-retired bull wagon hauler Laurin Dreher reflects on a long career, while owner-operator Jeff Clark talks while he walks and more plans for MATS solidify...

‘Haul it for free?’: Readers sound off on recent hours study

| January 23, 2014

Wisecracks and ideas on rates following the recent UT Global Supply Chain Institute's study on the new hours of service's economic impact, which noted companies along the supply chain should focus on efficiency rather than ...

More on the HHG miles problem (and kettlebell workouts)

| September 23, 2013

Says owner-operator Jeff Clark: If market forces do not force a sunset on carrier use of the HHG miles system for pay, "we should start demanding it from FMCSA and Congress."

Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

| July 25, 2013

Gold Card status would bring freedom from hours of service regs on the assumption that this is an experienced, safe, mature driver who knows to drive when rested and rest when tired.

Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

| July 02, 2013

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

Rocky restart for hours rules

| July 01, 2013

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar

| March 02, 2013

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, blogging as part of Freightliner's new Team Run Smart initiative, breaks down the driver shortage issue in a crafty way: "An economist and a driver recruiter walk into a bar" and...

Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change

| August 22, 2012

Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.

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