Todd Amen

ELD mandate: Independents’ final straw?

| April 17, 2014

An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.

Short and sweet: Pros, cons of length-of-haul trends

| July 08, 2013

Part 1 in a two-part length-of-haul analysis presents owner-operator advantages/disadvantages of the trucking trend to shorter haul length in reefer and dry van segment.

Pay trends, part 1: Near-term forecast mixed

| October 15, 2012

While industry analysts say rising owner-operator compensation for both leased drivers and independents is on a slow rise, anecdotal reports and some polls suggest otherwise.

What a difference a decade makes

| September 13, 2012

Those of you who’ve been in the business for even 10 years know that a lot has changed.

Independent thinking

Todd Dills | November 01, 2011

Carriers test the waters with new owner-operator models to dodge worker classification problems.

Payday

Max Kvidera | October 01, 2011

Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.

After 50 years, truly independent

| September 12, 2011

The important thing is that the owner-operator has come into his own as a legitimate self-employed business owner able to deal with such opposition.

ATBS acquires trucking accountancy

| March 08, 2011

ATBS has acquired Mark Swanson and his accounting firm.

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