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An owner-operator’s guide to success

Here's a book I recommend to all owner-operators and owner-operator wannabees.

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‘Monkey gouger’ Jimmy Ardis beats the odds to 4 million safe miles

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis of Sumter, S.C., leased to Moultrie, Ga.-based Sapp Trucking, learned to drive "in a 1971 International 4070 cabover with a 250 Cummins in it," he says, running to the West Coast and back. He'd driven farm tractors prior to that. "I pretty well had it mastered by the time I went over the road." This might be a story emblematic of so many owner-operators', but for the fact that, as is well evident ...

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Don't blame trucking!

Dear Carolyn, I was happily married for five years but as it turns out, my wife was not. She never shared that particular tidbit of information in our short time together. As far as I knew, all was well. I’m not pretending that I’m perfect but I’m not a mind reader either. I came home from a long trip and she had moved out and left me a note saying she was filing for divorce.  No ...

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Our impressions of Landstar BCO Appreciation Days

Diane and I attend Landstar BCO Appreciation Days; our impressions.

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Trucking fruit in Obama’s energy, manufacturing messages

If you missed last night's State of the Union address, the President followed in predecessors' footsteps by detailing a veritable laundry list of election-year policy initiatives with no small measure of specific requests for the deadlocked Congress -- many of which, it's sure, will not see the light of day this year. All the same, Obama's vision for boosting American economic prospects holds potential good news for drivers in the area of future infrastructure rebuilding, and ...

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Liking it in Florida

Learning more about our Florida community

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Looking forward to BCO Appreciation Days

BCO Appreciation Days are coming up! We'll be there!

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Looking for Mr. Perfect

Dear Carolyn, My best friend thinks I should break up with my boyfriend. She makes good points about all his bad points. But she never mentions anything about his good qualities. I’m starting to wonder about her motivation. Lately, I’ve been thinking she might have her eye on him! What do you think? Kate Dear Kate, This is reason #272 why you should not depend on BFF’s for relationship advice. If you have the “feeling” that all is not as it ...

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Bring back snack time

For me, a full belly equals happiness, comfort. But it’s when I fill my belly with foods high in fat, sugar and calories that I realize this is not a healthy way to live. I’ve recently been trying to improve my snack choices, because when I choose nutritious snacks throughout the day, I am less likely to overeat at mealtimes. To draw on the idea of food equating comfort, I did a ...

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Your business and your relationship to authority

People react in different ways to rules. How do you react and what difference does it make in your business?

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