A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."
Brian Davis' "Blowing money" Caterpillar engine detail is shown here in video shot at the Fitzgerald Truck Show and Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., June 2013.
Mike Manuel on his small flatbed fleet's custom showpiece, "Custombilt 359": "I'm in the hauling business, so my trucks will represent me." What a representative it is!
Carrier services marketing and load-location engine hosts summer driver photo contest, and down under, a trucking association is all-systems-go on opposition to a carbon tax on diesel.
Has FMCSA's CSA program had an unintended (or, perhaps, intended) consequence of giving inspectors license to hassle small operators simply for the fact that they are small companies?
The story of Vant's fleet's success, built on a strategy of good driver treatment: "I've never had a truck make me a dime -- it's the person sitting in the seat."
Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.
Small fleet owner Douglas Bench passed away in January at the age of 45 -- he leaves behind a strong trucking business with family members as monument to his life.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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