Tag: Tim Philmon
Shutdown report: Participation estimated, issues raised, tactics debated as April 12 arrives
Participating truckers view any effectiveness of this shutdown as having the potential to demonstrate some unity among drivers, whose voices in regulatory and industry discussions don’t always rise to the top. At once, there’s reason to doubt that numbers are sufficient to make a statement, and others object to anarchic tactics they’ve seen.
April 12, 2019
Hurricane relief hauling with Fla. owner-op Tim Philmon; and a look at ATA’s fed/state agenda
In the latest Overdrive Radio podcast, take a run through Hurricane Michael relief efforts with the front-line FEMA shuttle relief operation Florida-based independent Tim Philmon contracted to in its wake. Also: James Jaillet offers insight into what to expect from ATA’s regs/legislative agenda going forward. It’s not all bad news, ultimately.
November 1, 2018
Quicker pay, lower fees trending for factoring, other fast cash
Factoring companies are taking smaller slices for their quick-pay services as competition has increased for truckers’ business. New offerings from mobile-pay platforms could push those trends further.
September 4, 2018
Meet owner-operator Tim Philmon
Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.
December 17, 2012
Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change
Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.
August 22, 2012
Owner-operators find big money and good schedules working the oil and gas services boom.
July 2, 2012
Chasing the Green
Certain niches offer big income potential for those willing to specialize.
January 1, 2012
Remembering 9/11 as anniversary approaches: A trucker’s story from ground zero
This month’s issue of Truckers News commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a look at how the trucking business has changed as a result of the disaster. The areas impacted largely include load security and driver background scrutiny, but also camaraderie, drivers looking out for one another, pay, and other factors. A […]
September 9, 2011
Revisiting one owner-operator’s ‘No apology campaign’
It’s more proactive attitude than reactive defiance, says Florida-based owner-operator Tim Philmon, leased to Landstar — and let’s just say for the record that I jumped the shark in my last post when I said I’d see you July 5: this one’s for Independence Day, no doubt about it. Philmon’s “No Apology Campaign” can be […]
July 4, 2011
Featured are a 2006 Peterbilt 379, a 1985 Kenworth K100 cabover, a 2003 Peterbilt 379, 2009 Peterbilt 389 and a2005 Peterbilt 379.
October 1, 2009
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