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Owner-operators identify power-only drawbacks -- added costs, stiff rates, trailer headaches
Limitations within power-only operations identified by recent Overdrive survey respondents include significant headaches associated with non-owned trailers, more deadhead miles as a general rule, new costs and difficulty negotiating rates.
December 13, 2021
Power-only pros: Chief benefits include factors that ease scaling-up process
Power-only owner-operators identify a myriad of advantages to trucking independent without an owned trailer, many of which add up to greater possibilities for scaling up to a small fleet in the right operation. Find much more from the pros here.
December 9, 2021
How COVID fast-tracked an explosion in power-only trucking
Compared to intermodal and auto-hauling operations previously explored, long-tail COVID pandemic ramifications have been decidedly more positive for power-only independent operators, the focus of this part of Overdrive's "Niche Hauls" series.
December 8, 2021
The promise -- and challenges -- of the car-haul trucking niche
Long known for greater earning potential than most other freight niches, car-hauling has lost some luster in these especially challenging times. Yet these owners show plenty upsides even amid difficulty, not least the self-reliant nature of load/unload.
November 19, 2021
Car-haul trailer configurations, costs: High-mount v. stinger-steer, insurance, more
Car-hauling equipment comes at a considerable premium over start-up costs for general freight. Business, fuel, maintenance and insurance costs also run higher with aerodynamics, tire-wear and cargo-coverage challenges.
November 2, 2021
Operational considerations when learning the car-hauling ropes
There's a significant learning curve for new operators when it comes to loading and securing vehicles on a car-haul trailer. Likewise in knowing what to expect from new- or used-car loads, and making the decision on where to specialize.
November 2, 2021
Auto-market turmoil, rates issues a big challenge to car haulers
Yet with the right approach to customers, owner-operators and small-fleet owners persevere, even as domestic auto production continues to lag well below pre-pandemic levels and used-auto markets falter in tandem. Latest in our "Niche Hauls" series here.
November 2, 2021
Intermodal haulers fight off a 'system collapse' at ports
The supply chain strain and skyrocketing freight rates at the ports are creating money-making opportunities for some while leaving others out in the cold. In this series, Intermodal operators/owners paint a picture of a "perfect storm" hitting the ports.
October 14, 2021
S2 Transport: A hotshot small-fleet stepping stone to bigger things
S2 owners have high hopes for the future based on their complementary skills, as they plan for their drivers' above-average income present and future.
July 31, 2020
Walkabout Transport: Hotshot as downsized pandemic refuge
One owner-op fled low rates by selling her equipment and buying a well-priced used one-ton and gooseneck flatbed. Here's what she's been able to do with it.
July 29, 2020
Hotshot truckers’ insurance costs — only a little less expensive
Liability insurance rates vary among hotshot truck owners. Learn more about the insurance market for hotshot trucking on Overdrive today.
July 28, 2020
Kendall Enterprises: Hotshot car haul for the long haul
Auto hauler Jason Kendall has been almost overwhelmed with work from his regular customers. How he built that customer base, here.
July 27, 2020
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