owner-operator

Dollars and Sense

You shouldn’t care much about gross revenue, but rather how much of that revenue you get to keep after expenses.

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Sept. 29 webinar: Load selection for profit

Trucking radio host and Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford will discuss how to make wise choices in planning your loads in Overdrive’s next webinar

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Misclassification stakes high

A long erosion of the traditional owner-operator model has taken place.

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Aug. 27: Partners in Business

You won't find a better two-hour presentation about running an owner-operator business than the Partners in Business seminar by Overdrive and ATBS, sponsored by Freightliner Trucks and Schneider National.

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‘Monster train’ and other freight supersizers

You might have missed news of Union Pacific testing to see just how long a train can be. I didn’t know of it until reading a Wall Street Journal story this week. Writer Jennifer Levitz cites the train as an example of pressures in rail and ocean shipping, as well as trucking, to haul more freight per trip. The proponents in all three modes cite the potential for using less fuel, and thereby less pollution ...

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APU giveaway at Great American Trucking Show

NAS will be giving away a Comfort Cab APU, including batteries, at the company’s booth at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 26-28. The unit will feature the molecular radiant heater technology, new in the units. Stop by booth #13038 to enter the drawing. NAS, www.thecomfortcab.com, (616) 454-2616

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Minstar driver Manering named Highway Angel

John Manering assisted a driver with broken bones suffered in an accident.

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Would you like fries with that?

Driver demand is higher than it’s been in more than two years. For leased owner-operators, it could be a good time to get updated on compensation packages and other lease terms, especially if you’ve been with the same carrier for more than a few years.

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Five decades of trucking

Overdrive has a big anniversary next year – its 50th. You can e-mail your reflections about trucking to me at mheine@rrpub.com or send them to Overdrive, P.O. Box 3187, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403.

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Wind energy equipment trailer

The 75-ton Double Schnabel Trailer is designed to transport wind energy equipment and for use in heavy haul applications. The trailers are self-sustaining, and self-loading options are available with hydraulic-lift capabilities to reduce the need for cranes during loading and unloading, the company says. The trailer has a 13-axle configuration designed to haul an 80-meter wind tower base or a wind tower mid-section and comes equipped with both mechanical and remote rear steer capabilities. The front ...

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