Driver Lifestyles

  • Featured Story
    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 November 2015, she had worked for a Department of Defense contractor for about 28 years, starting as a computer programmer and working her way up to systems administrator. Sandy and her significant other Stephen Halsted bought their first truck in 2012--"I was the owner. He was the operator"--while...
  • 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...
  • 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...