Tag: Linda Caffee
The quest for no-idle, mostly maintenance-free power
Owner-operator Chad Fowler’s “Solar Peterbilt” eliminates any need to idle the semi-truck since it provides all electrical needs during downtime.
March 10, 2020
Partners in Business
Panel talks controlling costs and other best practices for owner-operators
This GATS session of Overdrive’s Partners in Business addressed the broad topic of best practices for owner-operators. Controlling costs is perhaps the most effective strategy for success in trucking, panelists noted — not only does every saved dollar go directly to the bottom line, but many costs fall in areas owner-ops have the most control over.
September 2, 2019
First-ever Expediter of the Year award delivered at industry expo
Donating the $500 prize that came with the award to the St. Christopher Fund, Robert Burton, who hauls leased to V3 Transportation, embodied one of the giving quality his wife lauded him for in her nomination of him for the award.
July 17, 2017
Dallas, here we come
Wendy looks forward to the Great American Trucking Show this week: “To say we’re excited about the show this year is an understatement. It’s been a rough year …”
August 22, 2016
Health haps at MATS include walk, cook-in-the-truck summit
The two key driver-led health events — a 1.5-mile walk followed by the new Cooking in the Truck Summit — are in the offing Thursday evening, March 26, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
March 23, 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
Nominations being taken for 2nd annual Citizen Driver Awards
With the process getting under way, two past award recipients have taken it upon themselves to help get the word out about the program and assist nominees through the application process,
May 28, 2014
FMCSA Administrator walks with drivers for health awareness
FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, as well as TravelCenters of America CEO Tom O’Brien joined the annual Trucking Solutions Group driver health walk at MATS 2013.
March 22, 2013
Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar
Owner-operator Jeff Clark, blogging as part of Freightliner’s new Team Run Smart initiative, breaks down the driver shortage issue in a crafty way: “An economist and a driver recruiter walk into a bar” and…
March 2, 2013
Changing trucking for the better
Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford’s suggestion that owner-operators build personal tribes to share information and advocate for positive industry change drew praise, commentary.
January 22, 2013
Expedited advantage, part 2: Pay
In a poll of owner-operators at OverdriveOnline.com, more than 60 percent of respondents called the potential for better income the chief attraction of expediting. More on pay in part 2 of this series.
November 16, 2012
Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers
The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.
November 14, 2012
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