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  • Good Sleep Featured Story
    9 Tips for Getting Good Sleep in a Moving Truck
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 13th 2017 9:21AM
    If you’re operating as a team, you’ll spend the bulk of your sleep time while the truck is moving, and this can create challenges with getting the sleep you need to avoid fatigue and burnout that could put your (and your partner’s) safety at risk. So, what can you do to improve your quality of sleep in a moving truck? Here are nine tips. 1. Make your mattress as comfortable as possible“Having a good mattress and pillow helps a lot,” sa...
  • Women in Expedited Trucking: Irene Riley
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jun 19th 2017 9:00AM
    Meet Irene Riley. When she and her husband Vern began driving expedite together seven years ago, Irene had just left her 30 year career in the print i...
  • Women in Expedited Trucking: Sandy Goche
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted May 15th 2017 11:40AM
    Meet Sandy Goche. She's a cancer survivor and now an expedite owner-operator leased to V3 Transportation. Before Sandy became a full-time expediter in...
  • Tina Evans
    Women in Expedited Trucking: Tina Evans
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 17th 2017 9:00AM
    Meet Tina Evans. When she and her husband Tom bought their first expedite straight truck in February 2002, Tina had just stepped down from her retail...
  • Women in Expedited Trucking: Sandi Putz
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Mar 20th 2017 11:06AM
    Meet Sandi Putz. Sandi and her husband John have been on the road together as expediters for 13 years, spending the first six years as contract driver...
  • LindaCaffee
    Women in Expedited Trucking: Linda Caffee
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Feb 20th 2017 12:09PM
    If you've had any exposure to expedited trucking, you've come across Linda Caffee's name. Linda and her husband Bob got started as expedite owner-ope...
  • Deck the Hauls 2016: 6 Holiday Gifts Your Favorite Expediter Will Love
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Dec 19th 2016 12:39PM
    Have an expedited trucker on your holiday shopping list? Don't know where to begin to figure out what gifts they would love and actually use? If you...
  • Safety on the road
    Don’t Become a Victim! 5 Tips to Protect Yourself on the Road
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Oct 17th 2016 9:00AM
    When you're out on the road, you're not always in the best areas of town. And you never know when you're at risk of getting robbed or assaulted, wheth...
  • Enjoying the Journey: Top Places to See During Your Travels
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Oct 10th 2016 9:00AM
    One of the perks of being an expedite owner-operator or driver is that you get to travel the country, usually on someone else's dime. But, more often ...
  • Driver Distraction
    Keep Your Eyes on the Road: Eliminate Driver Distraction
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted May 2nd 2016 9:00AM
    The temptation is strong. You've been driving for hours and want some sort of diversion to break up the monotony. I'll just check something real quick...
  • Health Insurance Options
    Getting Health Insurance as an Expedite Owner-Operator
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 18th 2016 9:00AM
    The Affordable Care Act -- also known as "Obamacare" -- has been a political lightning rod since it was passed into law in 2010. But for trucking owne...