Tag: debbie desiderato
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 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
Growing broker/carrier identity theft schemes reaping millions
Business identity theft in the trucking industry is growing and perpetrators are impersonating both carriers and brokers to move loads and pocket the payments.
March 9, 2020
Freight market reality check: ‘It’s just terrible’
What it feels like right now for a couple readers where the 22.5s (or 24.5s) meet the pavement, and underscored by long-range analysis in the newly released quarterly U.S. Bank Freight Index report, showing the decline in volume and overall freight spending in the last quarter.
January 22, 2020
‘Autonomy’ for whom? The independent owner-operator and tech skeptic featured in new film
In this Overdrive Radio edition, count Debbie Desiderato among technology skeptics when it comes to the choice our society is likely to be presented eventually in some form — whether to fully accept high-speed vehicles on public roads without an operator capable of reason and judgment behind the wheel.
January 7, 2020
NASTC safety program offers one road to fighting off the ambulance chasers if the worst happens
The program can be a backstop to any size carrier’s efforts to effectively demonstrate a commitment to safety should the lawyers come searching for ways to cherry-pick further adversity after an accident — and in future may help NASTC square the circle as it relates to insurance premiums with the power of the group utilizing the program.
November 19, 2019
NASTC’s ‘America’s Best Drivers’ team named for 2019 attendant to annual conference
As longtime NASTC leader David Owen has it, these men and women represent the bread and butter of any small trucking business, and the hands-down safest, altogether best drivers around. Also: Scenes from Nashville singer-songwriters’ warm-up for NASTC’s drivers-of-the-year celebration this coming Saturday,
October 31, 2019
Custom mapping app Trucker Notes designed by an independent to save parking information
Debbie Desiderato is the owner-op behind the free app, launched within the last few months. She came to it with hopes of creating a way for herself and other truckers to save their notes about locations visited along their routes, chiefly nontraditional parking places but also plenty more, as she’s found utilizing the app.
December 12, 2018
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