Kevin RutherfordOverdrive ExtraWhy be an owner-operator?The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.April 23, 2013Overdrive ExtraDo the hard work to improve the businessThere are millions putting in long hours and sacrificing a life for a job, yet few of them truly succeed. They’re working hard – but not doing the truly hard work.April 8, 2013Overdrive ExtraDrive better to save fuelThe biggest bang for the fuel-savings buck is in changing your driving habits.April 1, 2013Overdrive ExtraA tale of two drivers says a lot about fuel useIndustry tests have shown for years that the difference in fuel economy between the best drivers and the worst can be as much as 30 percent due.February 7, 2013Overdrive ExtraYou can be a change agent“Look around. Our industry needs help – and I want you to help me make it better.”January 14, 2013Overdrive ExtraOwning a trailer can pay off in more ways than onePutting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.December 27, 2012Overdrive ExtraPlan compliance duties before going independentIt’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.November 27, 2012Overdrive ExtraAre you ready to go independent?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.August 7, 2012Overdrive ExtraFinancial freedom by age 65Make sure you continuously update your balance sheet – at least twice per year – to ensure you are meeting your financial goals.July 2, 2012Overdrive ExtraYour role in tax prepIf you want to avoid the most common mistakes I see with owner-operator tax returns, you need to get involved in checking the major numbers your tax preparer is using.April 1, 2012Previous PagePage 2 of 3Next PageTop StoriesCustom RigsLine up, shine up: Early views from the 2023 Mid-America Trucking ShowThe PKY Truck Beauty Championship is well underway Wednesday, even though MATS doesn't officially kick off until Thursday. Here, find a small sampling of trucks on display for the show, ranging from brand-new to antique trucking classics.RegulationsConnecticut's truck-only miles tax 'basically on the honor system' for nowTrucker of the Year'Everything is a lesson' -- Pulli Express Inc.'s path to profits through continual adjustmentOverdrive RadioTales from a trainer's truck: Good, bad, ugly with reefer operator Bill DouglasSponsor ContentEngineered for superior calls in high-noise environments.