Tag: Rob Hallahan
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In worst of times, owner seizes opportunities — Hallahan Transport
Fiscal discipline has paid dividends for Rob Hallahan's small fleet. Read about his strategy navigating the COVID-19 biz landscape, growing through it. all
July 10, 2020
The expansion challenge: Mastering preparation for the unpredictable
Small leased fleet owner-operator Dave Marti and Midnight Xpress owner-operator Andre Jackson both employed a common practice as they expanded: limited personal income, separated from business income, from which profits were reinvested. Or, as the case may be, used to cover the unforeseen.
March 5, 2019
The expansion challenge: Getting started with solid freight relationships
While most owner-operators have considered adding a truck to their business, many never try it, and few have sustained success for years. The challenges are many, but the rewards can be substantial for the right operators with a close eye on new opportunities.
March 4, 2019
How’s a 21-hour wait to unload at 21 below sound?
Think your customer might tell you the delivery location is going to close with the weather? Think again … Also: Port of Baltimore container haulers picket over wait times at Seagirt terminal; “slow roll” press attention-grabber last weekend drew several dozen haulers and others in Illinois.
January 31, 2019
For small fleets, tracking can be ELD fringe benefit
“I hate the ELD, I hate that it’s mandated,” says small-fleet owner-operator Rob Hallahan, but I “like the utilities that come with it,” including location tracking and sharing.
December 6, 2018
Covering your tracks: The brave new world of ‘freight visibility’
As load tracking systems have proliferated and evolved, angst over their intrusion, as well as opportunities for owner-operators to benefit from them, have been on the rise.
December 4, 2018
Minnesota aims at moving targets
Some rehabilitation of Minnesota’s reputation — in the wake of the state’s notorious “fatigue checklist,” judged a violation of truckers’ Fourth Amendment rights in 2011 — is on offer via truckers’ anecdotes and data on its enforcement program, with a shift toward mobile traffic enforcement and, perhaps, a willingness of officers to credit professionalism where it’s due.
November 8, 2018
The living legacy of the ‘BlackOut’ veterans-tribute Freightliner, and: Small fleet growth elsewhere
A couple weeks out from Veterans Day, this week’s podcast walks through recent additions to the BlackOut 1999 Freightliner veterans-tribute and memorial truck and more Chuck Timbrook following a health scare two years ago. Also: More from owner-op Rob Hallahan’s small fleet growth with other owner-ops.
October 26, 2018
Custom 2019 Kenworth W900L: Chi-Town Large Cars-themed flagship of Hallahan Transport
Get a close look at Chi-Town Large Cars trucking club member and five-truck small fleet owner-operator Rob Hallahan’s new Hallahan Transport flagship, a 2018 Kenworth W900L with plenty custom adds and revisions, working with Big Rig Chrome Shop in Oshkosh and River States in La Crosse, Wis.
October 23, 2018
10-4 D.C. event under way: Scenes from the Fredericksburg rally point preparing for the convoy downtown
Check out some of the scenes at the rally point for the 10-4 D.C. truck event. Take a look at the video footage, too. Details and more on Overdrive Online.
October 4, 2018
Report from a #parkingdesert
With almost 250 fewer semi-truck parking spaces available along GA's I-75 corridor, truck drivers are facing new dilemmas in the wake of the ELD mandate.
May 29, 2018
‘It’s time somebody starts looking out for the little guy’ — more voices from the ELD protests
On Overdrive Radio: As ripples continue to emanate from a renewed sense of camaraderie among many of the ELD-mandate-protest participants in D.C. and around the country, a run through a variety of conversations during protest days 1 and 2 a week and more back, and more from the mailbag.
October 16, 2017
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