Larry Severson

Craig Ryan’s 1965 International CO4000: Lookback photos, more

Craig Ryan gives a personal account of his brief time trucking leased to Dart and otherwise hauling bees in the 70s and shares photos of his 1965 International CO4000 cabover.

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Half-century triumph

With 50 years of trucking in the side-view mirror, Larry Severson gets his due as Overdrive/TCA 2011 Owner-Operator of the Year.

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Meet owner-operator of the year Larry Severson

Leased to Dart Transit since the late 1970s, Truckload Carriers Association/Overdrive Independent Contractor of the Year Larry Severson's longevity with the company beats that of even some of the Oren-family management. Dan Oren, grandson of the company's founder and one of three brothers who continue to be active participants among the company's family ownership, remembers riding along with Severson (pictured) in his 1978 Ford LNT9000 conventional, powered by a Detroit 6V92, the second truck Severson ...

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One driver’s Wisconsin idyll — photos from the road

On the road yesterday in Wisconsin I happened into this moment of contented beauty -- in the backyard of 56-year-old Roehl Transport flatbed division driver John Moeller. Moeller was named the TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year just weeks back at the TCA annual meeting in Florida, and his prize Cummins-powered Dodge Ram 2500 is looking well at home in his driveway, I might add. Rolling into Marshfield, Wis., enjoying the unseasonably warm March Monday, ...

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What are owner-operators’ top five problems?

Readers, I'm beginning research on a story I'm preparing for Overdrive's June issue on which I need as much owner-operator input as is possible. It's one that will probe the five biggest problems owner-operators face in the industry today, offering practical and forward-looking ideas/examples toward solutions to those problems. My main problem, at this point, is how exactly to determine what the top five problems are? There are many pressures on owner-operator businesses today, from the ...

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Severson named top owner-operator

A truck driver for 49 years, Severson has more than 5.1 million accident-free miles.

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LogBook

Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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Owner-Operator of the Month for August

Larry Severson says success is when you get the feeling you’ve done the job right.

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Owner Operator of the Month

Larry Severson’s racecar mechanic skills helped jump start a career as an owner-operator.

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