small fleets

Hours, EOBRs: Adapt or fight?

| August 03, 2012

Owner-operators' No. 2 named challenge, the unsettled nature of the hours of service regulations and a potential electronic logs mandate, has moved some to embrace change, others to fight for fairness.

NASTC’s ‘Daily Fuel Hedge’ and discount program

| August 02, 2012

Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.

What’s the worst thing that can happen to a trucking company?

| July 27, 2012

NASTC president David Owen answered the question in the association's new entrants seminar July 27, 2012.

CSA two-punch: Second lawsuit brought

| July 19, 2012

A suit against the FMCSA's CSA program brought by the ASECTT group alleged unfairness to small carriers within FMCSA's compliance and enforcement regime.

Paccar MX tough-tested with Louisville aggregate hauler

| July 16, 2012

Keith Redden’s retirement dream was to start a trucking firm. “I said if I owned six trucks, I could make a living,” he says. After a start in 2003 with three used Kenworths from a ...

UV protection and FMCSA’s window-tinting clarification

| May 08, 2012

FMCSA said that "truck drivers, fleet owners and managers can install a protective window film with over 70 percent net Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) on the side windows of trucks weighing over 26,001 pounds."

Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

| May 04, 2012

EOBRs can give owner-operators a powerful tool when dealing with customers and the shipping/receiving facilities relative to detention time. Given that stopped time and location is easily retrievable with the systems, operators now have ready-made ...

Colin Stuart’s ‘Working Class,’ shown in Knoxville this weekendImage Gallery

| April 16, 2012

Just as I was wrapping up my time at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show this past Saturday, April 14, what would pull into the lot at Knoxville, Tenn.'s Chilhowee Park on East Magnolia but this ...

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