professionalism

A tale of two truck stops

"We so appreciate the ones out there doing it right" -- like the Pilot in Troy, Ill. "Kudos to you and your staff, Kari. You're doing good things without even knowing it – and we appreciate you!"

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View: Fleets can lead way toward renewal of respect and honor for driving profession

Overdrive's Jack Roberts answers the question: "When did we, as a society, transition from holding drivers in high regard to regarding them as people who drive trucks because 'they can’t do anything else?'"

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What happened to staying in the right lane except when passing?

Thom Jansen of Warren, Mich., wonders what happened to the old credo, passed to him by his father, that drivers should stay in the right lane except when passing.

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Accidental truckers: Jon and Miriam Brown

The Browns reap the rewards of professionalism in their Landstar-leased team operation.

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Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight hauler

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

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The writing on the wall

Hard truths: European trucking technology tends to lead adoption in the states. Dash-mounted video cameras, EOBRs, breathalyzers as required equipment can be expected here.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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