Tag: bill ater
Tale of two PPP loan-forgiveness applications
As many small businesses begin filling out applications for PPP loan forgiveness, read all about two owner-operators' on-going experiences here.
July 21, 2020
More than 100K trucking companies leaned on COVID financial aid program
Over 100,000 trucking companies applied for and received over $12 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans. Learn more about the details on Overdrive.
July 17, 2020
‘Brokers don’t set prices’ — Really?
In a video commentary, the now-former TIA CEO made comments minimizing a broker's influence on spot market rates. Trucker Allan Lester begged to differ here.
June 16, 2020
Three pieces of unsolicited advice for government, for parking providers, for rates negotiators
The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program for surplus food, negotiating a lowball rate offer and how it stings to pay to stop your truck in a cash pinch.
May 22, 2020
Good time to work on the truck … And: States’ contractor unemployment programs standing up
Owner-operator Bill Ater's nontheless productive month-plus off the road -- "I won't haul freight for nothing," he said, ready to go when profitable opportunities return.
April 24, 2020
Learning from the mistakes of others, with owner-op Bill Ater from last week’s early-Spring blizzard
In this week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast we drop into the scene at The Junction truck stop in Blunt, S.D., round about mid-week last week just ahead of the blizzard. Owner-operator Ater and a fellow hauler on a run from Midland, Texas, up to the Williston, N.D., oil fields, ended up spending three nights there, leaving with a new appreciation for the place and its generous manager.
April 19, 2019
On a Hurricane Harvey relief mission with owner-operator Bill Ater
Landstar-leased owner-operator Bill Ater had his “feet in the starting blocks, hands on the floor” and was “waiting on the starting shot” when we talked Tuesday, August 29, for this Overdrive Radio podcast, staged in South Texas for relief shuttles associated with Hurricane Harvey.
August 31, 2017
Hurricane Harvey to disrupt freight flow nationwide, likely boost rates
Hurricane Harvey and the damage it is inflicting in southeast Texas will crimp trucking industry capacity, alter the country’s freight flow and likely push rates upward in the coming weeks and months. For those involved in relief efforts, it stands to be a busy next few weeks.
August 29, 2017
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