Meet owner-operator of the year Larry SeversonImage Gallery

| March 25, 2012

Leased to Dart Transit since the late 1970s, Truckload Carriers Association/Overdrive Independent Contractor of the Year Larry Severson's longevity with the company beats that of even some of the Oren-family management. Dan Oren, grandson of ...

Developing a spreadsheet for expediters

| March 25, 2012

Our spectacular scenic drive continued today. I worked on spreadsheets when we parked for the night.

VIDEO: An owner-operator's message to regulators about EOBRs

| March 24, 2012

Owner-operator Ken Stewart told federal regulators what he would do the day he is forced to put an electronic onboard recorder in his truck.

VIDEO: Driver to FMCSA: ‘Stop coming after us!’

| March 24, 2012

Owner-operator Greg Petit gave federal regulators a mouthful Friday morning during a hearing to get input on electronic onboard recorders.

New friends and a scenic drive

| March 24, 2012

We met new friends today and enjoyed a wonderful drive down U.S. 395 in California.

Stories from MATS: Perkins on a heavy haul

| March 23, 2012

  Perkins Specialized Transportation has launched the biggest series of hauls in its history. The Northfield, Minn.-based company specializes in super loads -- the biggest, longest, heaviest cargo allowed on the nation’s highways. Over 40 years the firm has grown ...

VIDEO: Mack Truck hauls 800,000-lb generator vessel

| March 23, 2012

Here's an excerpt from a Mack Trucks video, shown to trucking journalists, about Northfield, Minn.-based Perkins Specialized Transportation Contracting's haul of 800,000-lb. decommissioned generator vessels from a San Onofre, Calif., nuclear generating station to a ...

Loathe to deadhead but may have to

| March 23, 2012

We spent a pleasant day in Sparks, Nev. today but are still sitting here without freight to haul.

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