It’s easy to look at a load board and dream about getting those rates posted and not sharing them with your carrier. It’s another matter entirely to end up making less than you do now because of all of the additional costs.
According to a recent survey of trucking executives, the combination of slow but steady growth in tonnage and fuel price volatility have the industry's mangers in somewhat of a holding pattern, described by GE Capital's quarterly CFO survey as "cautiously optimistic."
Bakersfield, Calif.,-based team Tom and Karen Moore tackle maintenance and personal health with the same resolute temperament.
The price of diesel for the week ended Monday dropped just a smudge — four-tenths of a cent — to $3.976 a gallon, following the first week the national average diesel price dropped below $4 since mid-August.
In a poll of owner-operators at OverdriveOnline.com, more than 60 percent of respondents called the potential for better income the chief attraction of expediting. More on pay in part 2 of this series.
We looked at the Freightliner Cascadia here earlier this year, but this one is different. Way different.
The NTBS hopes for a mandate of collision-mitigation technology on Class 8 trucks, elimination of distracted driving and a reduction of substance-impaired driving.
The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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