Gary Buchs

Is ‘moving the hours finish line’ the right tack for change?

Owner-op Gary Buchs on hours-change potential, including recent bills and petitions: "People regularly pontificate about how much better trucking was with the old 10/8 rules and more sleeper splits. I’d challenge these memories somewhat with a reminder that we still got tired, and that the working environment for trucking was very different." ...

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What is your time worth?

"How many of us, if asked, could accurately quote what our time is worth, per hour, based on actual and complete data? No emotion, no pie in the sky guessing, just the cold hard facts." Gary Buchs on numbers analysis toward establishing per-hour rates for healthy profit.

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Technology and maximizing your most precious resource

How technology is "changing some of what I want to believe about my business," in the words of owner-operator Gary Buchs, in this his debut on the Overdrive Extra blog. Among tech's benefits: freeing up the resource of time "to study the markets and pursue new customers, making my business more efficient."

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Half-full or Half-empty?

I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of all the trucking gloom-and-doom-related forecasts. Experts say there's a used truck glut, ...

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