Owner-operators’ Top Challenges

On dying breeds — and free pickup bedliners!

| April 11, 2013

When talking about past "outlaw" segments of trucking culture, owner-operators are hardly the primary participants. (Also: a contest from Plastikote to win a free pickup bedliner -- you're welcome.)

Long live the owner-operator!

| April 10, 2013

Is the owner-operator a dying breed? Voices responding to the question posed on the Overdrive Extra blog suggest a shift in profitability toward short-haul niches.

One hauler’s rate benchmark and more on pricing

| December 20, 2012

Two operators share views on methods toward boosting rates to profitable levels -- one offering a perspective in favor of price re-regulation.

Don’t pay for the privilege to haul

| December 11, 2012

Second Wind Transport independent owner-operator Greg Trott was offered a load recently he would have paid out of pocket to haul -- had he made the wrong decision and taken it.

Making the most of idle time with uncompensated detention solutions

| November 07, 2012

Readers voices views on the issue of uncompensated detention time at shipper and receiver facilities, an agreed-upon top problem for driver and owner-operators today.

Monday round-up: Twisted traffic light, missing person, CSA No. 1 concern

| November 05, 2012

Imagine pulling up to a 75-signal traffic light -- would you ignore it? And: CSA is increasingly under fire from the industry, more on a missing Oklahoma teenager.

Obama, Romney show no substance on fuel prices

| October 20, 2012

Take two of the Obama-Romney 2012 debate season offered no substance on the role of government in fuel prices, despite current efforts to rein in speculation: ultimately, there's a reason for that.

Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change

| August 22, 2012

Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.

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