September: What advice would you give a new owner-operator?

Be smart about resting

| September 06, 2013

Managing decisions on the road like rest and drive times are the key.

Never quit learning

| September 04, 2013

Listen to those who have the least to say, because sometimes people don't have you and your ways in mind.

Inspect your truck

| September 03, 2013

Do all your pretrip inspections. Fix what is broken. Remember that other drivers are not professional drivers like you.

Keep separate account for truck

| September 03, 2013

Think of the truck as a separate person. The truck gets 16 cents per mile for every hub mile traveled. The only reason money can come out of that account is for truck expenses, such ...

Tap into ambition

| September 03, 2013

Ambition is the answer, and maintenance. Hard work and a ship-shape rig lead to many benefits. Donnie Slate | Fleet management | Timplex Corp.

Do your own maintenance

| September 01, 2013

Get to know your truck inside and out. Learn to do the work yourself and you will do a better job and save money in the long run. I am a female owner-operator and work ...

Save for retirement

| September 01, 2013

It'll be what you make it. Ignore "end of the industry" announcements. Save for retirement. John Batson | Owner-operator, Bluebird Capacity Services LLC

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