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Which Drivers Make Good Lease-Purchase Candidates?

While capacity is important, the DOT's new CSA enforcement regime and ever-nosier agencies like the IRS make it clear that you simply can't take people that need to be led by the hand into a lease-purchase program.

July 9, 2013

Are Your Driving Habits Feeding Your Fuel Bill?

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 10, 2013

Drivers and Brakes

In 2003 and again in 2004, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducted continent-wide surveys of drivers' brake system knowledge. The results were shocking

September 20, 2012

Driver Training: You Get What You Pay For

Driver Training: You Get What You Pay For

There's no B-Team in trucking. Nor do parallel roadways exist where inexperienced rookies can safely hone their skills before stepping onto the big road with the pros

September 17, 2012

The Coming Driver Shortage, Part 2: Who Will Be Driving Your Trucks?