Owner-Operators

Age of U.S. fleets spikes during recession

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

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Fit for duty: Vets find new life in trucking

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

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Playing the cards right in driver appreciation

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

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Are you ready to go independent?

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.

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O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

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

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Big meetings. Big anxiety. Big ear hair.

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

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Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

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

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Notes on vacationers and summer attire

Once a year, families insist on renting insanely large vehicles in order to terrorize professional drivers on the road.

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PHOTOS: Cover shoot outtakes with crude hauler

Find a photo gallery of Overdrive's July 2012 cover shoot with crude-hauling owner-operator Jimmy Lessley in Texas -- and more about how the owner-operator got into the oil business.

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Awesome trucks and the fruits of debate: Two events upcoming

Round-up of two events upcoming: the big 2nd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention meeting Oct. 27-28 and the ATHS Cookeville, Tenn., truck show Sept. 27-28.

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