Max Heine

Video: Making the transition to owner-operator

The expanded freedom and earning potential of running as an owner-operator come with a big tradeoff: greater self-discipline and more demanding money management.

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Will Uber Freight ‘disrupt’ trucking?

More sophisticated load-matching, combined with the availability of real-time lane data, gives nimble owner-operators a better chance to customize their business as far as net income and efficient route planning.

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Roadcheck checking securement – and everything else

cvsa, roadcheck, scale, weigh station

Most trucks selected for inspection during Roadcheck will get a Level 1 inspection. The 37-step exam check driver and vehicle fitness for duty.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your money and time

This installment in the podcast series of Overdrive’s Partners in Business, excerpting portions of the manual coproduced with ATBS, covers how to develop and use profit and loss statements, and how to understand your revenue, earnings and costs.

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When ‘Bandit’ debuted, the Force was with it – and still is

The legendary romp was released 40 years ago, and the May 1977 Overdrive highlighted the magazine's involvement, notably the inclusion of a truck race banner bearing its name.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your fuel costs

This installment of Overdrive’s Partners in Business covers how to control fuel costs. That includes minimizing fuel consumption, getting a fair fuel surcharge and choosing where to buy fue

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Video: Car haulers’ touching tribute to police

The car-hauling Pete 379 is dedicated to police officers who lost their lives while doing their jobs.

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Partners in Business podcast: Getting started as an owner-operator

This Overdrive Radio podcast covers the first four chapters from the 2017 Partners in Business manual -- from making the transition to self-employment, choosing a financial services partner, creating a strong business plan and establishing your bookkeeping.

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Will ELDs or autonomous trucks make the bigger splash in the driver pool?

Progress from Google, Tesla and others with self-driving cars, including the occasional mention of Class 8 trucks, fuels speculation that driverless big rigs are about to rule the highway.

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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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