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.
It's important for those with carrier authority to keep tabs on their annual self-reported vehicle-miles-traveled and power-unit information for CSA scoring purposes.
A group of carriers, brokers and other trucking stakeholders filed written arguments in its case against FMCSA alleging agency overreach with its May CSA guidance.
A chance meeting with expedited driver Don Lanier yields insights into the segment.
Part 2 of this series features explores the landscape for web-based models for trucking management software for small fleets and independents -- and the mobile integration on the way.
Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.
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