Landstar

Landstar moving toward electronic logs

The fleet's new EOBR policy includes mandatory use for all new lessees with its Ranger and Inway fleets, and voluntary adoption for existing BCOs except in certain cases.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

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Whence the great rates?

Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.

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The forces at work on detention pay

Operators and industry reps weigh in on the problem of uncompensated detention time at shippers and receivers, and what is being and could be done about it. The problem was No. 3 in Overdrive's 2012 poll of top challenges for owner-operators.

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Uncompensated detention: Owner-operator challenge No. 3

Following our quiz of readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators, here’s a closer look at challenge No. 3 of the top five, Uncompensated and excessive detention time, with partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

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Hours, EOBRs: Adapt or fight?

Owner-operators' No. 2 named challenge, the unsettled nature of the hours of service regulations and a potential electronic logs mandate, has moved some to embrace change, others to fight for fairness.

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O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

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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Fuel prices top owner-operator challenges

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators.

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Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

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