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Hotshot trucking retains its fundamental allure
These four hotshot trucking businesses succeed with an old-school approach to building direct customers, maintaining equipment, reining in insurance costs, and more. If you're considering any hotshot niche, find a lot to learn here.
July 23, 2020
Small Fleet Champ
Young fleet PTS Worldwide clears hurdles for direct military contracting
Owner-operators Rick and Nancy Poulos mastered the art of military freight contracting before growing. What makes PTS a Small Fleet Champ semi-finalist, here.
July 20, 2020
Small Fleet Champ
Growth and driver pay benefit as Golden Rule shines at John McGee Trucking
As a finalist for Overdrive's 2020 Small Fleet Champ award, John McGee tells of how he got his start hauling and what drives his trucking operation.
July 17, 2020
POLL: Have you changed trailer type/niche since the beginning of 2020?
Tough times can be a wake-up call for a small trucking business, prompting sometimes dramatic re-evaluations that result in a wholesale change that extends from freight to the equipment on which it has hauled. Have you made a big shift since the beginning of 2020?
June 12, 2020
High-security munitions hauling: Bigger investment at startup can mean rich rewards
AA&E freight hauling requires proper permits, credentials, along with a list of other criteria. Learn more about hauling military freight here on Overdrive.
April 30, 2020
Big loads, big equipment, big pay: Heavy/specialized hauling explored
Specialized and heavy hauling can provide top dollar for those willing to pay their dues, learn the permitting process and get comfortable with the biggest and heaviest of loads with the right equipment.
April 23, 2020
POLL: Overdimensional haulers, how do you handle permitting?
Multi-state permitting can be a laborious process for oversize and/or heavy haulers, though plenty owner-operators have mastered the process, whether over time on their own or with dedicated staff or employment of a third-party permit service. What’s your typical route toward trip permit securement?
April 1, 2020
POLL: Have you ever been a heavy/overdimensional hauler?
Early in 2019, almost 7 percent of Overdrive readers reported being currently involved overweight / overdimensional hauling. This question looks at the extent to which the niche has attracted your interest, or active involvement, over the years with ‘high, wide and ugly’ freight, as they say.
February 19, 2020
How former heavy-haul owner-op and current fuel hauler Lonnie Laurie became the sometime ‘one-armed bandit’
Listen as Lonnie Laurie, sometimes dubbed the 'one-armed bandit,' recalls life as a heavy-haul owner-operator and more in this week's Overdrive Radio podcast.
January 24, 2020
Hauling no-freeze freight can mean more money in winter
Keeping produce and livestock safe while transporting in the heat is common enough, but there is also demand for protecting certain other freight when the mercury heads in the opposite direction. Liquids, certain chemicals and solids such as cosmetics are among cold-sensitive freight.
January 16, 2020
Dry bulk hauling offers easy freight handling, steady work
Owner-operators looking for reliable freight in a niche application may find a perfect fit in the dry bulk industry. Buying your own trailer is a much bigger investment than a dry van or most flatbeds, but compensation is often above average. Operation and maintenance of the equipment is easier than it might seem.
December 26, 2019
Bull hauler Mary Hooks was told ‘I couldn’t do it, and I was gonna prove ’em wrong’
Hooks and her 2014 389: “I learned a lot from a lot of people over the years. A lot. There’s people out there in Texas …, most of them gone today, [who] are credited for whom and what I’ve become today. Without them, I never would have made it.”
May 13, 2019
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