Landstar

Driver conference calls, online radio shows Wed., Thurs.

All Drivers Together hosts Trucker BuddyFirst up, the folks with the All Drivers Together series of conference calls, which have been ongoing with increasing prominence in the months since I reported on them last year, this afternoon are hosting Trucker Buddy International's Randy Schwartzenburg. He'll detail the organization's plans for MATS as well as ongoing efforts to provide students direct interaction with drivers, says owner-operator Ingrid Brown, a principal organizer of the ADT calls. Trucker Buddy ...

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Thinking about top executives at large motor carriers

Having met and interacted with the top people at our carrier, I am growing more sympathetic toward them.

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Chasing the Green

Certain niches offer big income potential for those willing to specialize.

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Owner-Operator of the Month

‘Professional tourist’ from the land down under sets her sights over and above.

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Pay Choice

A percentage pay option can be a helpful tool in the right circumstances.

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Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

If earnings at Landstar System, the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier, are any indication, owner-operators are having a better year than they did in 2010.

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California Jump Start

State’s new regs, along with nationwide fuel prices, are driving sales of trailer aero devices.

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Engine Spot

Where Mack's 13-liter MaxiCruise distinguishes itself from its predecessors, is in its horsepower offerings relative to the engine’s rpm level.

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Landstar sees “continued strength in revenue per load”

If this week’s earnings report from Landstar Systems is any indication, the rest of the year looks good for owner-operators. “I would characterize the overall second quarter freight environment as a little choppy, but moving in an upward direction,” said Henry Gerkens, chairman, president and CEO of Landstar, the nation’s biggest owner-operator carrier.  “Pricing continued to be strong.” Landstar’s numbers were strong, too. Compared to the second quarter of 2010, this second quarter saw increased revenue ($676 ...

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Path of Lease Assistance

Lease-purchase plans are the only way for some owner-operators to buy a truck. Use a wary eye to assess contract terms and do the math to see if it’s really a smart deal.

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