Owner-Operators

From the shop to the road: One operator’s 359Image Gallery

| May 31, 2012

This 1986 Peterbilt 359 is the result of a three-year project conducted from 2007-10 by owners Wayne and Kelly Ziegenfuss, today leased to Bennett Motor Express and hauling mining equipment to Arizona, coming back with ...

New heights for American pride?

| May 30, 2012

Driver David Ray Thornburg took matters into his own hands, reported Steve Stoler of WFAA in Houston, when he saw a barren flagpole at a truck stop in Denton, Texas, on Memorial Day. Thornburg, a ...

Bogan case: More reasons to choose a carrier carefully

| May 30, 2012

The Bogan case may be best viewed in the context of tried-and-true advice: be smart and choosy about who you run for. You never know when you may need the boss to go to bat ...

Truckers’ attorney Paul Taylor, FMCSA rep at social media meeting

| May 29, 2012

The folks with the Truck Driver Social Media Convention are gearing up for their second annual meeting -- and have been sharing highlights of the two-day program in process for Oct. 27-28 in Kansas City ...

Leaving long-haul: Operators migrate to oil/gas

| May 29, 2012

I talked to a pair of recently former team owner-operators late last week who, like owner-operator Mike Mace, leased to Reed Trucking, have truly rediscovered their old love of trucking -- in this case as ...

Amid big fleet investments, operators stare down high truck prices

| May 27, 2012

Something is going right for the Jacobson Companies 3PL -- Mack Trucks announced yesterday that they took delivery of an order of 259 built-in-the-U.S. Mack Pinnacles, 139 daycabs and 120 sleeper trucks, and they're hiring ...

Imagine running for the same fleet for 50 years…

| May 25, 2012

Can you? We’ve heard no shortage of stories of independents who’ve stayed active that long leased to different carriers or on their own, but never with the same company. (If you have, I'm all ears!) I ...

Xantrex: 3 inverter installation tips

| May 25, 2012

1. Installation best at the factory or authorized dealer aftermarket: If you're considering an aftermarket inverter installation to an older truck or mulling options on a new vehicle, take it under advisement that leading inverter ...

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