Apart from the fact that the truck is well equipped with advanced instruments, it is extremely important to look into some winter upgrades to get good travel experience. When it comes to choosing the winter upgrades, there are a lot of truck accessories out there. From handling the tires to pulling the car, these winter upgrades will be much more beneficial during winter days. So, just spend quality time to research about these accessories. Be...
Insurance agents often use a lot of terms that can be more than a little confusing. We help define some of those terms.
No matter the size, managing a fleet of trucks and drivers can be burdensome. Keeping tabs on which truck and which driver is compliant can be difficult and easy to forget. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is now offering a new program to relieve a lot of that burden called Compliance Connection.
That’s wisdom no doubt shared by many of you now that e-logs are in play for many more than before. It’s something that came up on a recent conversation I had with Chad Boblett, Kentucky-based independent owner-operator and founder of the active Rate Per Mile Masters Facebook group for business discussion.
As if delivery drones weren’t enough, Amazon seems set on causing further disruption in the trucking and logistics industry. Reports emerged late last week that the internet-retail giant is exploring plans to launch its own parcel delivery service.
Do you know about the DOT's truth in leasing regulations? If you're paid a percentage of the load, do you receive a copy of the invoice the trucking company sends to the shipper? You should.
Common sense says a shop owner who locates a business where there is a healthy, growing population is more likely to be successful. However, those population patterns are shifting, and it could mean a change in where you deliver freight.
As of the first of this year, the National Association of Independent Truckers is newly offering a disability insurance plan via its TIEMarketplace.com website. It’s a short-term disability policy that covers downtime due to illness or injury.
Scott Jordan runs Power House Transportation, hauling today with several leased owner-operators. In recent years, he’s also banded together with a group of like-minded independents under the “Independent Carrier Group” name to support each other and share ideas. With some programming in his background, he soft-launched last Fall an Android app I think a lot of independents may find some utility within.
From Todd Dills, Overdrive: Todd Amen, president of owner-operator business services firm ATBS, hosted a Wednesday webinar in which he ran through several of the highlights among changes made by recently passed tax reform legislation. Those included many of the high points covered in Overdrive via these recent stories. Amen also introduced an ebook ATBS has recently made available via its website called “The Owner-Operator’s Guide to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of...
There is increasing evidence that the supply of trucks available to move freight is outpacing demand, based on a flurry of recently released reports – but it’s also helping push freight rates higher.