Tag: Load One
Cargo van hauling: Operating with authority, and the ‘multicarrier’ model
With few owner-ops operating with authority in the expedited niche, around the time of the Great Recession many van drivers were desperate for any way to stay loaded. A multicarrier model arose in which van owner-operators essentially negotiate loads in leased arrangements with a multiplicity of expedited carriers.
April 10, 2019
One cargo van owner’s competitive edge in vehicle configuration
Years ago, West Michigan Expedite small fleet owner Steve McNeal began purchasing cutaway vans and designing a single-bed sleeper behind the cab. For the cargo area, he designed a lightweight aluminum-constructed box capable of accommodating up to six skids — double the pallet capacity of a stock van, if not the weight capacity.
April 9, 2019
1970s, 2010s trucking parallels, and: Hauling away (or into) the headaches with a cargo van
In this edition of Overdrive Radio find audio from part of Max Heine’s talk with John Strong about his memories of the 1970s and beyond, and more from my own sit-down with Load One’s John Elliott, about headache boxes checked by the cargo van hauling niche in expediting — not without its significant challenges…
March 8, 2019
A closer look at the freight-demand and planning app for owner-ops with Load One
In the sort of emergency-freight service that is the expedited trucking business, having information about where best to be for the next load is, to say the least, a difficult proposition. Load One’s “Ultimate Advantage” smartphone app, though, delivers relevant demand information to leased owner-ops, as Load One head John Elliott explains in this week’s Overdrive Radio podcast,
February 15, 2019
An ELD positive, an hours negative, and more from trucking’s present and perhaps stormy future
CEO of Load One along with a panel of industry experts spoke about the positives of ELDs, an hours negative, and trucking's present and perhaps stormy future.
July 25, 2018
Making the jump: Cost, profit potential, biz basics of adding trucks on offer at Expedite Expo
Panelists talk about how experience as leased owner-ops “made it a lot easier” to make the transition to managing contracts, financing pieces of equipment.
July 20, 2018
Load One’s new app brings measure of self-dispatch to its expedited haulers
To combat the problem of extended layovers, very common in expediting, Load One has put tools in the hands of its drivers that allow them to be more proactive in positioning themselves for optimum dispatch.
February 14, 2018
Steve McNeal’s sleeper-/six-skid-box-outfitted custom ’17 Ford Transit expediter
Take a video run through a unit that, in a booth at the Expedite Expo (Load One’s) that also included one of Brad Keselowski’s actual NASCAR racecars, was getting the lion’s share of the attention.
July 20, 2017
Carriers’ crystal ball: Load One keeps drivers with help of Stay Metrics
The Stay Metrics program uses driver feedback to improve retention. It does this by tracking engagement in a rewards program and evaluating results of periodic satisfaction surveys and exit interviews.
July 2, 2014
Treating truckers as second-class: Fleets advised not to do so at retention conference
At a conference held in Nashville for fleet executives about ways fleets can better recruit and retain drivers, Load One CEO John Elliot said fleets need to avoid a company culture that alienates drivers and makes them feel second-tier.
January 31, 2014
Seasoned expediters: Tom and Tina Evans
Straight expediting truck have been Tom and Tina Evans’ bread and butter since starting their business in the year 2000 — today, they enjoy plenty of freedom to live life like they want to.
August 15, 2013
Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities
It’s no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it’s also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking to enjoy life.
August 8, 2013
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