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Dinosaurs and pretty girls

Wendy's first day at GATS 2013 saw her taking around a dinosaur for pictures on the show floor and elsewhere for Hunter, a child in Southern Ohio with an illness that prevents him from traveling.

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Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

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Rates and pay: Owner-operator challenge No. 4

Based on a survey and Overdrive social media channels, owner-operator challenge No. 4 is low freight rates. Here find partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

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Uncompensated detention: Owner-operator challenge No. 3

Following our quiz of readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators, here’s a closer look at challenge No. 3 of the top five, Uncompensated and excessive detention time, with partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

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Hours and EOBRs: Operator challenge No. 2

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators. Here’s a closer look at challenge No. 2 of the top five, Hours and EOBRs, with partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

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Fuel prices top owner-operator challenges

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators.

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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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Beefing Up the Bond

Small brokers oppose proposed regs to increase the minimum bond to $100,000 and add other owner-operator protection.

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Half-century triumph

With 50 years of trucking in the side-view mirror, Larry Severson gets his due as Overdrive/TCA 2011 Owner-Operator of the Year.

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LogBook

The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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