owner-operator

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.

What a difference a decade makes

| September 13, 2012

Those of you who’ve been in the business for even 10 years know that a lot has changed.

Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

| August 10, 2012

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

Owner-Operator of the Month: Brad Chapdelaine

| August 08, 2012

Brad Chapdelaine devotes as much attention to local outreach as he does his bottom line.

Lizards and idiot four-wheelers

| August 02, 2012

Every person I discuss our travels with asks two questions, ‘Where do you go to the bathroom?’ and ‘Have you seen a Lot Lizard?’

Uncle Pinky won’t admit his guilt

| July 30, 2012

Uncle George is smitten. It’s really sweet to watch the burly trucker melt when she raises her hands for him to pick her up.

Attention to detail

| July 19, 2012

Texas trucker’s focus on maintenance keeps him on the path of success.

Housing starts hit high point in June

| July 18, 2012

Housing starts rose almost 7 percent last month, said the U.S. Commerce Department.

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