Owner Ops

How many reading this can relate with this statement? “As an owner op, I may own the business… but the business owns me.”

How many reading this can relate with this statement?

“As an owner op, I may own the business… but the business owns me.”

Let’s face the music – as owner operators, if you want to stay in the game, you have to be in the know. Owning and operating a vehicle is more than just driving from Point A to Point B. Often times, its a balancing act between scheduling your own hours and maintaining your own books.

February 26, 2021

The CB radio’s historic role in trucking culture | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 25, 2021

Too much profit? Watch out for the tax-avoidance trap | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 17, 2021

Truck driver hits the open road with Oklahoma small fleet | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 15, 2021

Criticism of DataQs review system continues to rise | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 10, 2021

Truck Dispatching Platform Raises $12M in Funding – Fleet Management – Trucking Info

February 9, 2021

Apple More Than Doubled Autonomous Road Tests in 2020 | Transport Topics (ttnews.com)

High-tech diagnostics for modern technicians | FleetOwner

Owner-operator’s tale of finding his calling in trucking | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 4, 2021

How to handle depreciable trucking equipment for taxes | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

February 2, 2021

Handling seasonal weight restrictions in northern states | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

January 29, 2021

2021 freight insights; future plans for this owner-operator | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

January 27, 2021

Top tax questions owner-operators ask – DAT

Ask Gary: Paying quarterly taxes vs. paying off my truck | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com) 

January 25, 2021

Why One Southern California Trucker Stays Independent | SupplyChainBrain

January 14, 2021

Hotshot operator expands business to solve customer problems | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

January 13, 2021

Managing your own W-2 as an owner-operator | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

January 11, 2021

How to manage your time efficiently as a small business owner | TheSelfEmployed.com

January 7, 2021

Small-fleet persevered through 2020’s bad rates, new regs | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

‘Why we drive’ — re-running Over the Road, episode 2 (overdriveonline.com)

January 6, 2021

Parking, highways, FLSA reform on truckers’ DOT wish list | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

January 4, 2021

Overdrive celebrates 60 years with the trucking industry (overdriveonline.com)

December 30, 2020

Being a trucker during a pandemic – DAT

Federal stimulus plan boosts truckers’ per diem deductions (overdriveonline.com)

2020 through the rearview: Highlights from the trucking sphere (overdriveonline.com)

Owner-operator award finalist sports safe driving record (overdriveonline.com)

December 29, 2020

Five-time Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Bryan Smith (overdriveonline.com)

December 23, 2020

Thanks for nothing, Congress! – OOIDA

December 22, 2020

8 Things You Should Know When Buying a Used Big Rig (smart-trucking.com)

December 21, 2020

Adjust your cost basis and rates before costs increase (overdriveonline.com)

December 16, 2020

Don’t underinsure: Here’s how to value your truck properly (overdriveonline.com)

December 15, 2020

Truckers: Checks, small-biz funds crucial for COVID relief (overdriveonline.com)

December 11, 2020

A little year-end preparation can help to start the new year right | TheTrucker.com 

December 10, 2020

‘Contactless’ unload on the rise in trucking (overdriveonline.com)

December 9, 2020

Owner-operator’s renewed sense of trucking pride for 2021 (overdriveonline.com)

December 8, 2020

Team owner-ops recognized for helping young boy after crash (overdriveonline.com)

December 7, 2020

Trucking’s A.B. 5 exemption remains, despite state opinion (overdriveonline.com)

December 4, 2020

How PPP, other COVID-related developments could impact tax bills (overdriveonline.com)

What TIA’s petition could do to indie dispatchers/truckers (overdriveonline.com) 

December 3, 2020

6 steps for assessing goals and preparing for the new year (overdriveonline.com) 

December 1, 2020

Landis & Sons Trucking’s stewardship of iconic Pete cabover (overdriveonline.com)

No, really: OOIDA’s Spencer vies for FMCSA boss under Biden (overdriveonline.com)

November 30, 2020

Run Hard Now: Q4 2020 | ATBS

November 27, 2020

COVID vaccine distribution plans for trucking industry (overdriveonline.com)

November 23, 2020

Finalists compete for big cash prizes in annual owner-operator contest | OverdriveOnline.com

November 20, 2020

What can owner-operators expect from a Biden administration? | OverdriveOnline.com

November 19, 2020

California Appeals Court Says ABC Test Not Pre-Empted by Federal Law | TruckingInfo.com

November 17, 2020

FreightWaves Classics: Victory Express thrived under ICC and beyond | FreightWaves.com

November 13, 2020

‘The most difficult part was logging in’: Independent trucker walks through DOT Clearinghouse self-check process (with step by step photos) | OverdriveOnline.com

November 10, 2020

Owner-operator income spiked in recent months as pandemic recovery gained steam | OverdriveOnline.com

November 9, 2020

Owner-operator, independent contractor: It’s all in the definition | OverdriveOnline.com

November 6, 2020

Where’s the ‘sweet spot’ size for small fleets? And other insights into owner-op growth | OverdriveOnline.com

November 3, 2020

Passing the ‘trucking bug’ down with David Lewis’ 1997 International | OverdriveOnline.com

Labor of love: Team-driving couple remodeled their 1996 Freightliner into a showpiece | TheTrucker.com

Passing the ‘trucking bug’ down with David Lewis’ 1997 International | OverdriveOnline.com

November 2, 2020

Trucker Mike Sheffield channels coal country, CB riffing with ‘Hammer Down Again’ album | OverdriveOnline.com

Clock’s ticking for independents to run their required self-check in Drug Clearinghouse | OverdriveOnline.com

October 31, 2020

OOIDA launches 14th annual Truckers for Troops event Nov. 9 | FreightWaves.com

October 29, 2020

Hotshot trucker’s tough 2020 ride: Slow loads and a major breakdown, but ‘hope for a bright spring’ | OverdriveOnline.com

October 28, 2020

An indie dispatcher’s growing pains meet an owner-op in search of service after ‘every man for himself’ pandemic crunch | OverdriveOnline.com

October 27, 2020

Medical resources hiding in plain sight | OverdriveOnline.com

October 26, 2020

Growing a fleet? Don’t forget this basic rule | OverdriveOnline.com

This bill is hard to predict, easy to ignore, but always comes due | OverdriveOnline.com

Unlike restrictive Calif. law, feds’ rule on owner-operators allows them ‘to work the way they want’ | OverdriveOnline.com

5 winter storm survival items every truck should have | FreightWaves.com

October 25, 2020

Here’s how truckers can vote while on the road |TruckersNews.com

October 21, 2020

‘It’s right there in the law’: Owner-operator talks forced ELD switch, pressing brokers on rates transparency | OverdriveOnline.com

October 19, 2020

Faces of the Road: Annette Wilcox, a fresh perspective on life OTR | OverdriveOnline.com

October 16, 2020

The day an ELD mandate protestor and ELD provider visited the White House to talk brokers | OverdriveOnline.com

October 15, 2020

Daily Infographic: Apps for truckers | FreightWaves.com

October 14, 2020

Getting smoked out of Oregon latest hurdle for Overdrive’s inaugural Small Fleet Champ | OverdriveOnline.com

October 13, 2020

Report: Revenue Per Mile Decreased Year over Year | TruckingInfo.com

October 12, 2020

Streamlined PPP loan forgiveness covers most all small trucking operators | OverdriveOnline.com

October 7, 2020

CloudTrucks launches scheduling tool for drivers | FreightWaves.com

October 6, 2020

Sundown symphony: Voices, air horns blend at National Mall | OverdriveOnline.com

The Trucker News Channel — Dashcam Fireball | TheTrucker.com

October 2, 2020

A passion for trucking — scenes from 10-4 on D.C. on the National Mall | OverdriveOnline.com

October 1, 2020

A Look At How November’s Election Could Impact Trucking Businesses & The Industry | TheTrucker.com

September 30, 2020

What to look for when buying a used truck | OverdriveOnline.com

Trucking by the Numbers – Drivers | FleetOwner.com

Making the decision to accept your fleet’s camera — or not | OverdriveOnline.com

September 28, 2020

Never hire someone you can’t fire, and other lessons in expansion | OverdriveOnline.com

September 23, 2020

Proposed Federal Rule Would Define Employee vs. Independent Contractor | TruckingInfo.com

As a fourth-generation trucker, Ryan Tune puts his chromed-out Peterbilt to work for the family business | TheTrucker.com

Can owner-operators crack the contract-freight nut? | OverdriveOnline.com

September 22, 2020

Custom cabover emerges as tribute to a driver’s pride, from former Viking hauler | OverdriveOnline.com

September 21, 2020

Leon “Popcorn” Wheaton’s needlenose 1950 Kenworth, still in good hands | OverdriveOnline.com

September 18, 2020


Supply Chain Startup: Nearly 20 years of startup investing | SCMR.com

September 16, 2020


Video: Some good news for owner-operator income during year’s first half | OverdriveOnline.com

September 14, 2020

Five good things that happened in trucking the week of Sept. 11 | Trucker.com

Video: Small-fleet finalists share lessons from school of hard knocks | OverdriveOnline.com

Do more offsite carrier audits translate to more safety ratings for owner-ops? | OverdriveOnline.com

September 4, 2020

Rumble strips ahead: How to manage for downside risk in turbulent trucking times | OverdriveOnline.com

September 3, 2020

Commentary: Three tips for carriers ramping up for peak season | CCJDigital.com

September 2, 2020

Court weighs whether carriers can continue to work with owner-operators in California | CCJDigital.com

August 31, 2020

Ohio trucker reflects on 30 years and 3 million safe miles | Trucker.com

August 28, 2020

Growing, diverse flatbed carrier wins Overdrive’s new small-fleet award | OverdriveOnline.com

The secrets to growing — and excelling — beyond one truck: Delegate, manage costs, be fair and honest | OverdriveOnline.com

August 26, 2021

How to compete against cut-rate trucking carriers | Overdrive (overdriveonline.com)

August 24, 2020

Commentary: Don’t fear the recovery — Here are 9 tips to guide your fleet through whatever shape it takes | CCJDigital.com

Trucking Law: Your remedies when a fleet blacklists you | OverdriveOnline.com

Owner-op income for 2020 a mixed bag, but plan for downside, more uncertainty | OverdriveOnline.com

August 19, 2020

Commercial Truck Financing: Financing Options for Semi Trucks | NAV.com

Assorted Articles –

NASTC safety program offers one road to fighting off the ambulance chasers if the worst happens | OverdriveOnline.com

5 Things people don’t know about truckers | OverdriveOnline.com

Do you have what it takes? | Truckingoffice.com

Remembering Carl Rhodes — with his son, Rick — after well more than a half century trucking | OverdriveOnline.com