Owner-Operators

Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

| May 01, 2012

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date ...

Pulse

Max Heine | May 01, 2012

It can be tough to grasp exactly how the turbulence of the last five years has affected the viability of the owner-operator in trucking.

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | May 01, 2012

Owner-operators have some strong words, an air force vet finds a third life in trucking, a demand for bee hive transport; plus Truck Gauge, Channel 19 and Truck Gallery are featured.

Beyond Anti-Idling

James Jaillet | May 01, 2012

Save thousands of dollars a year on fuel by careful use of your right foot — and your head. Don’t ignore driving habits and other strategies to supplement the benefits of minimal idling.

Humor in all places: Weigh stations, auto hauler suppliers…

| April 30, 2012

That'll be $5, driver When we quizzed operators via Overdrive's Facebook page about their funniest weigh-station memories, moving van hauler Robert McConnell didn’t hesitate: “Many years ago at a Colorado scale, when you used to have to ...

Fuel management: Optimization, taxes and surcharges

| April 27, 2012

Overdrive columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford presents "Fuel management: Optimization, taxes and surcharges."

Penske Truck Rental/Logistics’ new driver

| April 27, 2012

The folks at Penske Truck Rental and Penske Logistics have a new driver doing some hauling, so to speak, in their stable -- he might well be familiar to the IndyCar fans among you. None other ...

OOIDA on bond increase: Large brokers not the problem

| April 27, 2012

I spoke to Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Executive Vice President Todd Spencer about the broker minimum bond increase issue earlier this week. The conversation followed posts to the blog looking at opposition to the measure ...

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