Tag: Henry Albert
Cash flow, freight strategies: Report from the GATS panel of independents, small fleets
PIB small fleet panel at GATS: Substantial profit can be hard-won in the trucking business, though with diligence around business analysis and cash flow, cost control, freight market wisdom and customer relationships, an independent owner-operator or small fleet owner can set themselves up for long-term success.
August 27, 2019
More parking modest proposals: Register a truck, purchase a parking spot …
Bit of a tongue-in-cheek solution to the parking shortage. If trailer owners were required to purchase a space for every trailer they registered, why, “this would give us a surplus!” Can you see the billboards now?… “Call 1-800-WE-HAVE-SPACE to break ground now! Low prices for your mandated space!”
August 9, 2019
Speed limiters: Senate bill to mandate a 65 mph setting a ‘terrible idea’
Voices on the Senate bill from a Georgia Republican that would mandate a 65 mph speed setting for trucks capable of it. And more on the ‘careful what you wish for’ dynamics in regulatory change.
July 10, 2019
Why pick a fight with the air? And: Downtime for the spot market 3 o’clock hustle
This edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast comes as MATS continues in Louisville, with conversations with two owner-ops showing commonality between them in a willingness to be the contrarian in this loud age, on a variety of things — Chad Boblett and Henry Albert, on rates, ELDs, aerodynamics and more.
March 29, 2019
Electronic Logging Devices
ELD headaches: Dealing with technical glitches and other equipment issues
Much has been made about the operational challenges of running under more rigid hours with an electronic log. Now, three months into the mandate, some truckers new to e-logs are experiencing technical malfunctions that jeopardize compliance.
March 27, 2018
7 truckers to showcase fuel-saving tech in cross-country roadshow
Seven truck drivers, including one independent owner-operator, will pilot tractor-trailers equipped with modern fuel-saving tech in a cross-country roadshow in September.
August 17, 2017
The question any independent owner-operator business must answer
“Why is anybody going to use you to ship their material?” — your business’ distinguishing “why you” factor could take many forms, such as in these examples related to specialized equipment, geography and freight niche.
January 6, 2016
What sets your business apart?
In any bid to build long-term relationships with (and secure direct freight from) shippers, it’s a question “you have to be able to answer before” you embark, says Henry Albert: “Why you?”
November 30, 2015
Starting off the day right: TSG’s GATS Health Walk
The Trucking Solutions Group conducted its annual GATS Health Awareness Walk this morning, Aug. 23, with a sizable group of participants and a cool finish with Baylor Trucking’s ALS ice-bucket challenge.
August 23, 2014
The scrum over mandatory detention pay
Following the Obama administration’s nod to the notion of mandatory detention pay in its draft highway bill, debate has intensified over whether the federal government ought to be involved in detention at all.
May 30, 2014
Roundup: River States in Wis. hosting show, hanging a fuel-mileage shingle, new vid series…
Overdrive’s Pride & Polish heads to Wisconsin in 2014, with River States Customz in La Crosse hosting.
November 7, 2013
Hours recap: New regs bringing old practice to the fore?; OK tornado intel
More and more under new hours rules, drivers and owner-operators are expecting a turn away from the restart and back to the recap. You? Also: A brief update on OK tornado relief expectations.
May 21, 2013
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