Phil Madsen

Reuters says Panther Expedited is for sale

A report that Panther is for sale prompts this overview of the expediting sector of the trucking industry.

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Life makes sense out on the road

Our extended vacation was good but went wrong in some ways.

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A bit of Daytona 500 history

The Daytona 500 race has never been rained out before. It was today.

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They tax truckers to death and then tax us more

Talking today about ad valorem tax and thanking truckers

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About Express-1 and XPO

I am researching and writing a story about expedite carrier Express-1 and its parent company XPO Logistics, Inc.

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Mistake made, losses cut

Today was about a land purchase that went bad.

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Trapped in a cage of my own making

I learned today that an introduction to expediting piece I wrote five years ago is being resurrected for distribution at truck shows and other venues. Learned when the publisher asked me to update the piece. This was a nice ego boost in an otherwise frustrating day. Diane and I woke up this morning in our Florida vacation house where we have been since early January. We had hoped to be back on ...

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Blogger legal issues

Working through the issues that rise when others post my blog.

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Who are you working for really?

You are a self-employed owner-operator, in business for yourself. But who are you working for really?

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The story of Cliff and other business people

A trucking company executive shares a story about an owner-operator. I reply.

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