owner-operator pay

Partners in Business tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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Paycheck checkup: The real spread between driver and contractor pay

It looks like the California spread of $17,400 between company driver and owner-operator earnings is overstated, at least as applied on the national scale. Instead, the $50,000-$60,000 range is now commonplace for many employed and leased long-haul truckers.

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Study: California owner-operators outearn company drivers

Among California truckers, average owner-operator net income exceeds that of company drivers by more than $17,000, according to a study released today.

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Did 2013 forever change the way drivers are paid? Performance-based pay making headway

A series of indicators and some anecdotally established patterns supported by data show an increasing willingness among truckload carriers to use performance-based pay systems for drivers.

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Rates fall in all three segments in October

Per-mile spot market rates for all three segments — reefer, dry van and flatbed — fell in October, sticking with trends of 2012 and 2011, according to Internet Truckstop's monthly rate data, released this week.

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Views: Fair-labor exemption petition, truck driver as DOT secretary

Owner-operator Joe Ammons launches his petition to the DOT secretary to disallow the trucking exemption from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Rates continued tumble in February

Spot market rates in February continued a now three-month-long downward slide in February, save for a one-penny increase in flatbed rates.

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Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar

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...

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Trucker protest shuts down construction project

Roughly 30 drivers staged a small ruckus this weekend by refusing to work and shutting down a $1.4 billion highway project in the process.

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TWT Refrigerated boosts owner-operator pay

Spokane, Wash.-based TWT Refrigerated Services announced its increasing its owner-operator pay package to $1 per mile.

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