Whence the great rates?

| August 09, 2012

Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.

Fit for duty: Vets find new life in trucking

| August 09, 2012

Carriers are looking for a few good men – and women – to drive their trucks. Military veterans fill the bill.

Rates and pay: Owner-operator challenge No. 4

| August 08, 2012

Based on a survey and Overdrive social media channels, owner-operator challenge No. 4 is low freight rates. Here find partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

Owner-Operator of the Month: Brad Chapdelaine

| August 08, 2012

Brad Chapdelaine devotes as much attention to local outreach as he does his bottom line.

Are you ready to go independent?

| August 07, 2012

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

The forces at work on detention pay

| August 06, 2012

Operators and industry reps weigh in on the problem of uncompensated detention time at shippers and receivers, and what is being and could be done about it. The problem was No. 3 in Overdrive's 2012 poll of top challenges for owner-operators.

Uncompensated detention: Owner-operator challenge No. 3

| August 06, 2012

Following our quiz of readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators, here’s a closer look at challenge No. 3 of the top five, Uncompensated and excessive detention time, with partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

The short-lived $2 dry van

| August 05, 2012

Dry van rates topped $2 in June — the first time since 2005 — and then toppled.

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