owner-operator

POLL: Is it a good time to get your own authority?

| December 04, 2013

Are economic improvements, however slight, and structural conditions in the industry in favor of new truly independent owner-operator businesses? Tell us what you think, and why, here.

iLuvMyTrucker contest winner is Michael Mick

| September 19, 2013

Lori Tennant's story about her boyfriend has been selected as the first-place winner of Overdrive's truck driver appreciation contest.

Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

| February 01, 2013

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

Odd, but effective: Negotiate doctor visit prices

| December 13, 2012

Try negotiating the cost of your doctor visits.Insurance companies do it. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to.

Plan compliance duties before going independent

| November 27, 2012

It’s easy to look at a load board and dream about getting those rates posted and not sharing them with your carrier. It’s another matter entirely to end up making less than you do now ...

Motor Inn truck stop is next best thing to home

| October 25, 2012

The Motor Inn and Family Restauran in Mendon, Ohio offers a true mom-and-pop experience.

Cummins Westport announces new natural gas engine

| October 05, 2012

The ISB6.7 G engine will be based on the Cummins ISB6.7 diesel engine and will use Cummins Westport’s spark-ignited, stoichiometric cooled exhaust gas recirculation technology.

New independents, be forewarned

| September 20, 2012

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

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