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Driver Lifestyles

  • 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...
  • Sleep Apnea Signals
    The Signs of Sleep Apnea
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Mar 14th 2016 9:00AM
    If you're constantly feeling sleepy throughout the day, you might be suffering from sleep apnea. And that could be having a major impact on your long-...
  • Million Mile Expediter
    Success Tips from Million-Mile Expediters
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Mar 3rd 2016 1:20PM
    Imagine that you could spend a few moments with successful, million-mile expediters to ask them advice from their years (and miles) of experience to h...
  • Deck the Hauls
    Last-Minute Gifts Expediters will Love (and use)
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Dec 21st 2015 9:00AM
    If you have an expediter on your holiday shopping list, you may be overwhelmed, not knowing where to begin. You're thinking, "I'm not a trucker; I don...
  • Layover hotspots
    Making the Most of Your Layover
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Dec 14th 2015 9:00AM
    One of the facts of life as an expediter is the (often long) wait time between loads. So, if you're going to have to sit for a while, you might as we...
  • The Importance of Sleep for Expediters
    If You (Don’t) Snooze, You Lose
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 30th 2015 9:00AM
    If you’re an expediter, you understand that temptation to fight through sleepiness. “I can do this,” you think. Drink coffee. Get fresh air. Spl...
  • The Expediter’s Emergency Plan
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 23rd 2015 9:44AM
    You’re enroute to deliver a load but get that dreaded call. One of your children has been in a car crash, and you need to get back home as soon poss...
  • Ready to Become an Expedite Owner-Operator?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Sep 14th 2015 4:02PM
    Here's how one husband and wife team arrived at that decision. When Tom and Tina Evans stepped out on their own as expedite owner-operators in 2001, t...
  • Why Drivers Leave Their Carrier
    Why Drivers Leave Their Carrier
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Sep 14th 2015 3:57PM
    Conventional wisdom says that drivers leave a carrier because of money. That explains why you see a lot of trucking recruiters tout their sign-on bonu...
  • Four Steps to Resolve Conflict with a Carrier
    Four Steps to Resolve Conflict with a Carrier
    By Sean M. Lyden
    Posted Jan 20th 2015 5:52AM
    You might feel like you're being penalized unfairly for refusing certain loads.

    What do you do?