Blogs

O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.

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Save space, money with digital audiobooks

One good audiobook can eat up hours upon hours of boring drive time, but you may not want to store stacks of CDs in your cab or mess with switching out discs while driving. Digital downloads — which go straight to your mp3 player, smartphone, tablet or computer — are much easier to deal with. With the right adapter for your device, listening through your truck’s speakers is a cinch. • Audible.com: With more than 100,000 ...

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Tom Jones lives on

We’ve been traveling the back roads of rural Texas the past couple of days. We passed a lot of abandoned strip clubs along the way.

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Courthouse News Service: ‘Truckers offended by lavender?’

Coast Truck Centers near Portland objected to a billboard above their store's highway-side sign advertising an upscale resort. Wouldn't you?

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Pay to play on the ice roads of Alaska

Alaska company capitalizes on popularity of Ice Road Truckers reality show with tour packages.

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Life ‘on the cutting edge of sanity’

I have a myriad of ideas, although most of them involve Sasquatch sightings and which truck stops offer anti-venin for Black Mamba snake bites.

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The safety argument for increased pay

At U.S. House hearing on CSA, concerns about driver pay were aired with contentions that better nondriving-time compensation was much needed.

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Uncle Pinky won’t admit his guilt

Uncle George is smitten. It’s really sweet to watch the burly trucker melt when she raises her hands for him to pick her up.

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Big meetings. Big anxiety. Big ear hair.

I’m not very good at being presentable to important people, they make me nervous and I do ridiculous things when I’m nervous.

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Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

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