Though some owner-operators change leases more than 10 times in their career, many are not so quick to jump from carrier to carrier.
The average age of Class 8 trucks peaked in 2010 at almost seven years.
Carriers are looking for a few good men – and women – to drive their trucks. Military veterans fill the bill.
Personal relationships drive good businesses -- nowhere is that more true than in trucking.
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.
Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.
I’m not very good at being presentable to important people, they make me nervous and I do ridiculous things when I’m nervous.
That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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