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Partners in Business
Panel talks controlling costs and other best practices for owner-operators
This GATS session of Overdrive’s Partners in Business addressed the broad topic of best practices for owner-operators. Controlling costs is perhaps the most effective strategy for success in trucking, panelists noted — not only does every saved dollar go directly to the bottom line, but many costs fall in areas owner-ops have the most control over.
September 2, 2019
Another record year for truckers’ GATS parking benefit auction for St. Christopher
Despite the recent freight slowdown in some parts of the trucking sector, owner-operators and company drivers alike dug in deep to pull out yet another record-breaking auction for the “Truckers Fund.” Between an auction, a charity dunk tank ($20 for three throws) and matching funds, total donations for the event came to nearly $21K.
August 29, 2019
Cash flow, freight strategies: Report from the GATS panel of independents, small fleets
PIB small fleet panel at GATS: Substantial profit can be hard-won in the trucking business, though with diligence around business analysis and cash flow, cost control, freight market wisdom and customer relationships, an independent owner-operator or small fleet owner can set themselves up for long-term success.
August 27, 2019
Exercised your fast-pitch technique lately?
Keep the Friday, 9 p.m., time in your mind if you want an opportunity to send small fleet owner and GATS parking community organizer Les Willis into the frigid waters of the dunk tank — in exchange for your donation to the St. Christopher fund. It’s part of this unique happening at GATS for attendees trucking in for the 2019 show.
August 20, 2019
Sisters of the highway: Trucker donating kidney to fellow hauler
One hauler (and kidney) to another. “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer tells the story of West Virginia-based oil tank hauler Elizabeth Sweet’s plans to donate a kidney to Hawaii-based dump-truck driver Cheryl Lynn Ibana-Bean.
July 3, 2019
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