Sometimes, keeping the magic on the road is hard.
Trucker Talent Search winner Keith Sampson, leased to Landstar with his co-owner-operator wife, Vickie, have one heck of nice tractor-trailer: with the trailer recently painted to match.
A word on safety after another truck-school bus accident: "Maybe all the regulations have muddled the original idea, but the basic concept is pretty dang simple: 'eyes on the road, mind on the load.'"
Meet Villa Rica, Ga.-based Jeff Ward and his Brady's Hotshot Hauling business, with a 2012 Ford F350 outfitted with a Cadet flatbed body, gooseneck hitch and 30-ft. P.J. trailer.
What has emerged through the years is the ability for owner-operators to quickly and accurately pinpoint the markets where they’re in high demand, even before arriving.
The Guilty by Association Truck Show was "hands down the best $100 we've spent in a long time," Wendy says. "Next year, I'd like to see 300 trucks and some mainstream news agencies..."
One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.
What the new "uh-oh-I-forgot-my-baby craze" says about "how much attention people are actually paying to what's going on in the vehicle while they're careening down the highway."
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