Owner-Operators

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April 18, 2013

Rod Nofziger Named OOIDA Chief Operating Officer

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has named Rod Nofziger chief operating officer.

April 16, 2013

Justices Pose Close Questions in LA Port Case

The long and tumultuous matter of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program came to a head in the Supreme Court Tuesday, with Justices conducting a spirited discussion with opposing attorneys.

April 10, 2013

East Coast and Gulf Coast Port Workers Approve New Contract

Fears in trucking about the possibility of a strike by longshoremen at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports can be laid to rest with the approval of a new labor contract by dockworkers.

April 10, 2013

Are Your Driving Habits Feeding Your Fuel Bill?

Poor fuel mileage can be a make-or-break proposition for owner-operators, and a lot of whether you get 6 mpg or 8 mpg depends on your skills and habits as a driver. Two drivers on two identical trucks can see a difference of up to 30% in fuel economy. Much of that chasm stems from good or bad pedal and stick management, and the driver's willingness to use available technology to his best advantage.

April 9, 2013

OOIDA/C.R. England Battle Continues, Association Scores Win Against Comerica Bank

A 10-year battle between the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association and the fleet C.R. England shows no signs of letting up, but the group has won a decision in a separate case that’s 15 years old.

April 8, 2013

Landair Transport Focuses on Owner-Operators for Growth

Landair Transport, Greenville, Tenn., announced plans to give professional owner operators the opportunity to be a bigger part of its team.

April 8, 2013

Don't Let Poor Brake Adjustment Catch You Unawares

While equipment defects are a cause in only a small percentage of truck crashes, brake defects account for a large percentage of the trucks taken out of service. Many of those defects are adjustment issues.

March 27, 2013

Survey Shows Fleet Use of E-logs, CSA Compliance Methods and Costs along with Expansion Plans

Newly released results from a survey of fleets show more are adopting e-logs to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The survey also reveals what they are doing and how much it costs to comply with the CSA program, as well as plans for adding capacity that include more plan to add independent contractor drivers.

March 27, 2013

Time’s Up! What To Do If You Need More Time To File Your Taxes

Approximately 7.6 billion hours are spent by businesses and individuals each year on tax compliance -- a workload that could keep 3.8 million full-time workers busy by the IRS’ own estimates. Throw your long hours as a trucker into the mix, and the potential to miss the filing deadline is very real. However, you can file an extension and avoid penalties.

March 26, 2013

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest to Be Held With Tractor Pull

Shell has announced the date of its 31st annual Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest, which this year is being held in conjunction with a tractor pull event.

March 26, 2013

How Does CSA Affect Small Carriers?

Despite all of the folklore that has been built around it, at its core, CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) is simply a program used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to track and evaluate carriers based on compliance and crash history. Carriers that do not score well in the system are the ones FMCSA will spend time warning or investigating.

March 26, 2013

MATS 2013 PKY Truck Beauty Championship

The 24th annual Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship has become a star attraction at the Mid-America Trucking Show, celebrating North America's heavy-duty, working show trucks. Here's a sampling of some of this year's contestants that caught our eye. (Photos by Evan Lockridge)

March 12, 2013

Do You Have a DQ File?

The driver qualifications regulations, which are found in Part 391 of the FMCSA regulations, apply to all interstate drivers and most intrastate drivers that operate a commercial motor vehicle – no matter whether your company employs one driver or 1,000.

March 6, 2013

Navistar Extends Rebate Programs to Small Fleets, Owner-Operators

Navistar is offering a series of partnership rebate programs designed to make it easier for small fleets and owner operators to purchase new International trucks.

March 5, 2013

Grand Island Express, Landstar Winners in Best Fleets to Drive For Contest

Two fleets have been honored as the overall winners of Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual survey and contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

March 5, 2013

Owner Operator Status Legislation Being Pushed in Two States

The question of whether owner-operator truckers are truly independent contractors or misclassified as employee drivers is at the heart of legislation in two states.

March 4, 2013

California Court Rules Long Beach Drivers Employees, Not Contractors

A California Superior Court ruled last week that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.

March 4, 2013

OnRamp Changing Name to Equinox

OnRamp Transportation Services, an equipment leasing, sales, and contractor services organization, is changing its name to Equinox Business Solutions.

February 25, 2013

The 5 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions for Owner-Operators

New year - new taxes. That’s what many drivers are thinking after the latest round of tax increases. While you can’t legally dodge taxes, you can trim them. The options for doing so may have even been under your nose your entire trucking career.

February 12, 2013

How to Set up a Maintenance Program that Will Keep FMCSA Happy

Whether you have one truck or 20,000, the FMCSA's maintenance regulations apply to you. The safety and compliance experts at J.J. Keller have tips for owner-operators and small fleets on how to develop a maintenance program that will meet federal standards.

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