With the process getting under way, two past award recipients have taken it upon themselves to help get the word out about the program and assist nominees through the application process,
FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, as well as TravelCenters of America CEO Tom O'Brien joined the annual Trucking Solutions Group driver health walk at MATS 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...
Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford's suggestion that owner-operators build personal tribes to share information and advocate for positive industry change drew praise, commentary.
In a poll of owner-operators at OverdriveOnline.com, more than 60 percent of respondents called the potential for better income the chief attraction of expediting. More on pay in part 2 of this series.
The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.
Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.
Join me at the 61+ Health Awareness Walk at the Great American Trucking Show Friday, August 24, at 8 a.m.
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