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Manufacturing expansion passes two years

| September 01, 2011

Factory activity expanded for the 25th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 27th consecutive month.

2 trucks, 20 new costs

Kevin Rutherford | September 01, 2011

If you really want to be successful, don’t cut corners or try to save money when it comes to drivers. You get what you pay for.

What’s going on with owner-operator pay

| August 23, 2011

Got a hour to spare? That's all it would take to watch and listen to the webinar we did last week with Gordon Klemp on driver compensation. Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, has spent ...

The harsh realities of excessive debt

| August 10, 2011

Congress has muddled through the debt-ceiling crisis, but it's obvious the problem is not solved. Not only has the nation's debt rating been lowered, but massive deficit spending remains the norm in Washington, D.C. We're ...

3 keys to expansion

Kevin Rutherford | August 05, 2011

Focus on the business model and the day-to-day operations of your trucking company in three major areas.

Separating water vapor from oil

| August 03, 2011

If you have technical trucking questions, let us know. Our equipment editor, John Baxter, will do his best to answer. Here's a recent exchange: Q. Why have people not looked into this device known as the ...

Normal intervals for fluid changes

| July 29, 2011

We’re going to start sharing this Overdrive Extra space with John’s advice to readers who have equipment questions.

Landstar sees “continued strength in revenue per load”

| July 22, 2011

If this week’s earnings report from Landstar Systems is any indication, the rest of the year looks good for owner-operators. “I would characterize the overall second quarter freight environment as a little choppy, but moving in ...

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