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December 5, 2017

ELDs, Truck Drivers, and the Power of a Hashtag

If the hashtag #MeToo was able to change the national conversation about sexual harassment, could #ELDorMe have the same kind of power for drivers protesting mandatory electronic logging devices? Read more in All That's Trucking blog.

September 27, 2017

OOIDA Now Fighting ELD Rule with Coalition Support

A coalition consisting of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and 30 other transportation-related associations has been formed to back proposed legislation that would delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate for two years.

August 15, 2017

What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and single truck owner-operators. With just four months until the regulation comes into force, here are a few things to consider as we brace for December 18 – the date the mandate kicks in.

August 14, 2017

Commentary: Is Your Lease-Purchase Program a Problem?

There are plenty of horror stories out there about owner-operator lease-purchase programs, and not just at the ports, explains Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her August editorial.

July 28, 2017

ELD Solution Targets Small Contract Carriers

C.H. Robinson and One20 have announced an electronic logging device solution designed to help small contract carriers comply with the electronic logging mandate.

July 14, 2017

DAT Releases Load Board for Small Fleets and Owner-Operators

DAT Solutions has launched DAT TruckersEdge Pro, a load board designed for small fleets and owner-operators with access to more than 485,000 load posts per business day.

June 29, 2017

U.S. Xpress Launches Lease-Purchase Program for Drivers

U.S. Xpress has introduced a new lease-purchase program designed to make truck ownership more attainable for truck drivers.

June 19, 2017

Port Strike Highlights Pay, Emissions Regulation Struggles

Southern California truck drivers and warehouse workers who serve the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach once again went on strike on June 19, protesting poor wages and labor practices.

May 24, 2017

The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking

Owner-operators and small fleets have been pronounced DOA many times over the past several years. But if new technology like Uber Freight can breathe much-needed life into the owner-operator market, that can only be a good thing for trucking, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

February 2, 2017

FreightRover Offers Owner-Operators Self-Dispatch Capabilities

Indianapolis-based online freight exchange platform FreightRover has partnered with Celadon Trucking to provide the company’s owner-operators with self-dispatch features.

August 25, 2016

Bestpass Makes Changes to Better Serve Owner-Operators and Big Fleets

Toll payment and management solution provider Bestpass has launched two new departments aimed at owner-operators and large fleets to provide more efficient and cost-effective service to those segments.

April 12, 2016

Super Rigs Contest Set for June in Joplin, Mo.

Owner-operator truckers from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes, and for a chance at being featured in the 2017 Super Rigs Calendar.

February 11, 2016

O-O? Trailer Transit Might Need You

Tom Berg has been intrigued for a while by Trailer Transit, which, as its name implies, is a transporter of trailers. The Indiana-based outfit's owner-operators pull "anything and everything,' a veteran recruiter says. Learn more about it in his Trailer Talk blog.

December 1, 2015

Werner Increases Pay for Company Solo-Van Drivers

Truckload and logistics provider Werner Enterprises is increasing pay for its 48-state solo-van company drivers, effective Jan. 1, 2016, the company has announced.

November 10, 2015

Werner Increases Owner-Operator Pay for a Third of Its Fleet

Transportation and logistics provider, Werner Enterprises, announced the largest owner-operator per-mile increase in pay in company history.

November 1, 2015

The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors, with the American Trucking Associations calling it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards."

October 15, 2015

Driving Independent Can Pay Off in California, Study Shows

California owner-operators can earn substantially more than company drivers in the Golden State, per a new study released by the California Trucking Association.

September 8, 2015

Welcome to My Cab Episode Follows Husband and Wife Team

Volvo’s latest episode of its Welcome to My Cab video series features a husband and wife owner-operator team and their custom Volvo VNL 730.

September 1, 2015

OOIDA Reappoints Government Affairs Director

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.

July 9, 2015

Expedite Expo Focuses on Owner Operators

Expedite Expo 2015 is a trade show focused on the expedited trucking industry set to take place July 24-25 in Wilmington, Ohio.

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