Also: Independent former hotshot/car hauler Joey Slaughter's step deck transition with an all-aluminum 53-foot Chaparral step.
Atlanta-area owner-operator Jeff Ward started his hotshot business with a diesel F450 cab and chassis outfitted with a flatbed body and gooseneck-type hitch.
Per-mile spot market rates in reefer and dry van segments saw big jumps in November, keeping in line with seasonal trends, while flatbed rates fell a few cents in the month.
The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.3 cents in the week ended Dec. 1 to $3.605. That’s the lowest national average since February 2011.
Hotshot hauling offers lower start-up costs and other advantages over running Class 8 over-the-road, but other trade-offs make it challenging in its own right.
FMCSA’s liability insurance questions: Before rulemaking, agency asks trucking about premiums, adequacy of coverage, self-insurance and more
Carriers have until Feb. 26 to offer their formal input on FMCSA's request for input on a potential liability insurance increase. Here are some of the topics and questions the agency is seeking trucking’s input on.
Schneider Finance announced the creation of a one-stop online shop to help simplify business ownership for owner-operators. The revamped mobile-friendly SFITrucks.com website is designed for easy use and to offer a streamlined user experience, showcasing an ...
Southeastern Freight Lines, a Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company, relocated its service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith, in response to growing business in the region. The new facility employs more than 35 people and ...
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