Tim Philmon

Meet owner-operator Tim Philmon

Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.

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Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change

Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.

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Fuel’s Gold

Owner-operators find big money and good schedules working the oil and gas services boom.

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Chasing the Green

Certain niches offer big income potential for those willing to specialize.

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Remembering 9/11 as anniversary approaches: A trucker’s story from ground zero

This month's issue of Truckers News commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a look at how the trucking business has changed as a result of the disaster. The areas impacted largely include load security and driver background scrutiny, but also camaraderie, drivers looking out for one another, pay, and other factors. A lot of the changes have been for the positive, say the owner-operators and drivers we interviewed, with the result of a ...

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Revisiting one owner-operator’s ‘No apology campaign’

It's more proactive attitude than reactive defiance, says Florida-based owner-operator Tim Philmon, leased to Landstar -- and let's just say for the record that I jumped the shark in my last post when I said I'd see you July 5: this one's for Independence Day, no doubt about it. Philmon's "No Apology Campaign" can be thought of as a personal clarion call for a kind of owner-operator solidarity in hard-nosed independence, necessary, he contends, to ...

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Truck Gallery

Featured are a 2006 Peterbilt 379, a 1985 Kenworth K100 cabover, a 2003 Peterbilt 379, 2009 Peterbilt 389 and a2005 Peterbilt 379.

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