Owner-Operators

Fleet loyalty

| September 12, 2012

Though some owner-operators change leases more than 10 times in their career, many are not so quick to jump from carrier to carrier.

Age of U.S. fleets spikes during recession

| August 10, 2012

The average age of Class 8 trucks peaked in 2010 at almost seven years.

Fit for duty: Vets find new life in trucking

| August 09, 2012

Carriers are looking for a few good men – and women – to drive their trucks. Military veterans fill the bill.

Playing the cards right in driver appreciation

| August 07, 2012

Personal relationships drive good businesses -- nowhere is that more true than in trucking.

Are you ready to go independent?

| August 07, 2012

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

| August 01, 2012

Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.

Big meetings. Big anxiety. Big ear hair.

| July 29, 2012

I’m not very good at being presentable to important people, they make me nervous and I do ridiculous things when I’m nervous.

Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

| July 27, 2012

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

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