owner-operator

What a difference a decade makes

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

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

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.

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Owner-Operator of the Month: Brad Chapdelaine

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

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Lizards and idiot four-wheelers

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

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Uncle Pinky won’t admit his guilt

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.

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Attention to detail

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

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Housing starts hit high point in June

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

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CSA’s sloppy accident accounting

FMCSA needs to go further with crash accountability, providing an appeal process and ensuring that it doesn’t penalize innocent truckers.

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Fuel’s Gold

Owner-operators find big money and good schedules working the oil and gas services boom.

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Financial freedom by age 65

Make sure you continuously update your balance sheet – at least twice per year – to ensure you are meeting your financial goals.

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