Owner-Operators

Landstar’s 2012 start good sign for owner-operators

| April 27, 2012

The nation's largest owner-operator fleet, Landstar, reports that it had its best first quarter ever.

Speak out today in EOBR session

| April 26, 2012

If you've not taken the opportunity to tell the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration your thoughts on just how electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service monitoring are or will be used in the industry, today is ...

Heck of a farm truck: Custom 359 single-axle flatbed, with wide singles

| April 25, 2012

Tom Crawford, owner and operator of the Farmer’s Market in Cashiers in far Western North Carolina, showed this custom-restored 1975 Peterbilt 359 flatbed daycab, outfitted with Michelin wide singles on the single axle rear end, ...

‘Shipping Wars’ hotshot reality TV show extended

| April 25, 2012

The Shipping Wars reality TV show, launched earlier this year and featuring the work of several hotshot owner-operators competing for earnings by bidding on and moving freight from the uShip.com online marketplace, hasn't exactly lit up ...

Sleep apnea reg recommendations: Comments closed?

| April 24, 2012

If you've missed the news as yet, the recommendations put forward by the joint meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on sleep ...

More trucks, scenes from Knoxville show last week

| April 22, 2012

Cinderella sleeper storyI was stoked at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show in Knoxville, Tenn., last weekend when, on Saturday morning, this yellow Mack pulled into the lot with none other than my childhood hometown of ...

Lucky 13: Natural gas engines performing well in ready-mix

| April 21, 2012

Chicago-based Ozinga Ready Mix drivers report plenty of power and responsive shifting from 13 Cummins-Westport natural gas-powered Kenworth mixer trucks now in operation, moving from its Chinatown Plant near downtown. “Since city officials are trying to ...

Brokers: Highway bill unlikely prior to election; more on the bond issue

| April 20, 2012

        With news of President Barack Obama's threat to veto any highway reauthorization or extension bill that comes to his desk with authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline included, as it is in the House version ...

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