Independents are feeling the pinch in certain quarters -- some contend rate undercutting by other carriers without the business sense to make a healthy profit are a sizable part of the problem.
Says owner-operator Jeff Clark: If market forces do not force a sunset on carrier use of the HHG miles system for pay, "we should start demanding it from FMCSA and Congress."
A trucking business cost $1.63 a mile to operate in 2012, according to a recently released report from the American Transportation Research Institute, down 4 percent from 2011 and driven mostly by a decrease in ...
Preparing for an Overdrive feature on the subject of detention time and pay, this poll probes the extent to which detention is compensated industrywide.
In the final installment of this series, longtime drivers Kenny Frye, Jim Hoskins, John Minders and Mike Hogan offer views on the quality of professional entering the industry today.
Part 2 in this series examines carrier management and driver views on solutions to improved conditions to attract people to the trucking industry.
Is higher driver compensation just around the corner? This series -- part 1 available here -- looks at the tightening of the employment market for drivers, and the potential for a rate boost.
Straight expediting truck have been Tom and Tina Evans' bread and butter since starting their business in the year 2000 -- today, they enjoy plenty of freedom to live life like they want to.
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