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Accidental truckers: Jon and Miriam BrownImage Gallery

| August 13, 2013

The Browns reap the rewards of professionalism in their Landstar-leased team operation.

Equal partners: Chris Litzinger and Henry KuperusImage Gallery

| August 12, 2013

Brenny Transportation-leased owner-operators build on a solid friendship in coownership of a Volvo that helps support two growing households.

Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities

| August 08, 2013

It's no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it's also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking ...

Remembering a husband and hero

Dalene Davies-Smoot | August 07, 2013

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers ...

Poll: Has your average haul gotten longer or shorter in recent memory?

| June 03, 2013

Have you seen the re-regionalization of van and reefer segments -- shorter length of haul, fewer miles -- or found a long-haul niche in flatbed or other segment that pays? This poll probes declining/rising haul ...

Poll: How long is your average haul?

| May 28, 2013

Do you run short or run long? What are the advantages of one over the other, or vice versa? Tell us in the comments under this poll probing owner-operators' operational differences.

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