Ways to Improve Fuel Economy

Ways to Improve Fuel Economy Your number one expense as an owner-operator is fuel. And with diesel prices hitting record highs, it’s important now more than ever to keep fuel efficiency top of mind. There are lots of factors that help determine your fuel efficiency and cutting fuel expenses can help you make more money […]

Company Driver vs Owner Operator, Which Is Best for You?

COMPANY DRIVER VS OWNER OPERATOR, WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU? When it comes to being a truck driver, there are two options, company driver or owner operator, each having their own pros and cons. So which is right for you? A company driver is a traditional employee. You’ll use your company’s equipment to haul designated […]

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Owner-Operator?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Successful Owner-Operator? The increase in demand for commercial goods and services, compounded by the current driver shortage, means there may have never been a better time to take the next step in your career and become an owner-operator. Many carriers are offering higher rates for owner-operators […]

Owner-Operator Path: Why Some Choose It Over Being a Company Driver

Owner-Operator Path: Why Some Choose It Over Being a Company Driver Once a driver has been on-the-road for a few years delivering freight for a company, they may begin to wonder whether they should continue as a company driver or investigate becoming an owner-operator. It is a question many company drivers ask themselves at one […]

Roadside inspections: tips for getting through them

Roadside inspections: what to know about them and tips for getting through them Roadside inspections in North America  Roadside inspections can be a source of stress for many owner-operators. But, at some point during your owner-operator journey, you will face one. Read on to learn about why inspections occur and what to do to prepare yourself […]

The Driver Inc. Model: More Inspections, Fines Coming

The Driver Inc. Model Update: More Inspections and Fines Coming to Carriers The Driver Inc. Model and its Issues The Driver Inc. model has been long criticized by truckers and government officials alike. The model is a business operation which classifies a fleet’s drivers as independent contractors. Such drivers do not pay the same taxes […]

Consistent Truck Drivers are More Likely to Avoid Crashes

Research Finds That Consistent Truck Drivers Are More Likely to Avoid Crashes Research finds that consistent truck drivers are more likely to avoid crashes Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) recently released a report regarding truck drivers and crash rates. The research corroborates the results of previous analyses which found truck drivers who […]

The Pandemic’s Toll on Driver Mental and Physical Health

The Pandemic’s Toll on Driver Mental and Physical Health A LONG YEAR Throughout this pandemic, professional drivers have continued to work hard. They have been delivering essential goods to all sectors of the economy. Unfortunately, this has had quite the toll on overall driver mental and physical health. At times, trucking can be an isolated […]

Addressing Driver Mental Health

Addressing Driver Mental Health in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World Mental health can be an uncomfortable subject to discuss, but with the onset of the pandemic causing an uptake in adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and the like, it is important to understand and address this topic; and while restrictions are beginning to lift in […]

Ten Tips from Successful Owner-Operators

top 10 Tips from Successful Owner-Operators Through my 30+ years of financing owner-operators, I have seen my fair share of owner-operators not make it, but have also seen a number not only survive but thrive to operating a successful business. Many of these have grown their fleets from 1 to over 20 trucks. From a […]