Owner-Operators

Kenworth dealership opens in Casper, Wyo.

| April 13, 2012

A new, 27,000-square-foot dealership is now open in Casper, Wyo. off Interstate 25 at exit 191, Motor Power Kenworth announced. The dealership features eight full-service bays, including one for express lube services, a 5-ton overhead crane, ...

Latest job rankings: ‘Truck driver’ gains to 128

| April 13, 2012

  Next time you encounter a bear with an attitude, remember you may well not be dealing with a happy man -- or woman, as it were. As a highway hauler, your occupation is ranked far ahead ...

Meritor tire inflation system ups infuel economy

| April 12, 2012

Use of Meritor’s tire inflation system can improve infuel economy up to 1.4 percent, the Troy, Mich.-based truck parts maker said. Developed by Pressure Systems International, the tire inflation system was tested by the Federal Motor ...

Ice Road Truckers season 5 DVDs available

| April 12, 2012

A set of DVDs with the entire season 5 of History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" franchise is now available via History's website. The season pit the Canucks against the Americans, with a crew of haulers ...

The debate over fighting broker fraud

| April 12, 2012

The high-profile case of fraudulent broker Kulwant Singh Gill, who last week was sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution to his carrier victims, has owner-operators and industry watchers debating just ...

Avoid these common tax prep mistakes

| April 12, 2012

If you want to dodge common mistakes owner-operators make on tax returns, you need to check certain numbers, advises columnist Kevin Rutherford.

NFI driver delivers third roadside baby

| April 11, 2012

I was all set this morning to write about the debate over the appropriate strategy toward dealing with fraud in the trucking industry from crooked poseur brokers and the like (tune in tomorrow for more ...

Owner-operators’ road trip guide from Atlas

| April 10, 2012

Atlas Van Lines' King of the Road operator survey, conducted earlier this year, garnered close to a couple hundred responses to questions running the gamut of operational details and preferences for various businesses delivering services ...

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