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How to boost your income, and 6 other tips from a true pro

Landstar System’s Gary Buchs isn’t just an owner-operator, he’s one of the best. Among a variety of aspects of his business plan, he’s worked out a meticulous system that dictates which loads he chooses, based on his annual and less-frequent goals for earnings and downtime.

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Used truck glut can spell bargains for buyers

By January 2017, retail prices for 3- to 5-year-old sleeper tractors averaged $65,910. That was $7,412 lower than the same group a year ago, and with 2.2 percent fewer miles.

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Gorsuch dissent in firing of ‘frozen trucker’ becomes confirmation hurdle

A 2016 dissent by Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, over a driver who sued his former carrier for wrongful termination, has become an obstacle to the judge’s path to his post on the Supreme Court. Some high-profile Democrats have cited the case as a reason to block Gorsuch’s confirmation.

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The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training

It’s sadly ironic that the agency charged with improving trucking safety would rely on lame excuses to shrug its shoulders at a simple, common-sense way to shore up safety.

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As tax time looms, owner-operators shouldn’t overlook these deductions

Here are five of the most common deductions for owner-operators, says trucker tax expert Dennis Bridges, an Atlanta-area CPA who works with about 1,000 owner-operators. Savings for these add up to $3,000 for those in the 15 percent tax bracket -- and more for those in the 25 percent bracket.

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Interstate funding and rest areas: Public, meet Private

Let’s hope that however Trump, Chao and Congress choose to build out our infrastructure, it doesn’t financially punish the industry that already pays more than its share to support roads and bridges.

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Chill with Overdrive’s Video 6-pack this weekend

It can be tough to keep up with all the trucking-related videos floating around online. Our editors see a lot of what goes out and have hand-picked six to circulate this Saturday.

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2017: Regulations, the economy and your career path

Is your career path leading you to become a "critical-thinking, problem-solving" business owner?

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Still time to lower your taxable earnings

Considering accelerating any upcoming business purchases into 2016 to reap the tax advantage for this tax year instead of 2017.

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‘Movin’ On’ moves on to video streams

Remastered episodes of “Movin’ On” have been released for streaming. The '70s TV series featured team drivers roaming the country, stumbling into other people’s problems and helping solve them.

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