Will you earn more this year than you did last year?

LARRY WINGHAND
Tucson, Ariz.
Mason Dixon Lines
“It’s hard to say. The price of fuel – you know how that is.”

RAYMOND MATTISON
Las Vegas
U.S. Xpress Enterprises
“Yes. There are just more miles. I do dry van, and I haul anything.”

RUSS WEBSTER
Wilcox, Ariz.
Toro Enterprises
“Definitely, because I got work hauling aggregates out in Arizona.”

JIM MAHONEY
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Independent
“I hope so. The year’s been good. The Canadian dollar is better, which helps us in fuel prices.”

RAY McADAMS
Albuquerque, N.M.
Independent
“No. I think our costs are way too high, fuel and everything related. We need to get a Democrat in the White House.”

MARLENE SCHWENGER
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Martin’s Vegetables
“No, because of fuel, and the big carriers are undercutting the cost of freight.”

KEN RICHARDSON
Roswell, N.M.
Independent
“Yes. I am doing more business this year.”

DEVON MATTHEWS
Allerton, Ill.
Earvin Sanders Trucking
“Yes. I’m pulling my drop deck freight more.”

RALPH SNOW
Genoa, W.Va.
Cardinal Transport
“No. Freight has gone down, basically.”

ORVILLE GREEN
Imperial, Neb.
Independent
“Less. I work too hard, and I’m trying to take some time off.”

ED CASSADY
Apopka, Fla.
Independent
“No. The way the economy is going, it’s terrible.”

STEVE TUCKER
Hemet, Calif.
Independent
“Yeah, because I get a cost of living.”

BRUCE YODER
Wikieup, Ariz.
Independent
“Yes. I’m a specialized hauler, and the rates have gone up.”

FRANK HENSLER
Pittsburg, Calif.
Independent
“No. Insurance, fuel, tires, toll roads, taxes.”

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