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  • Featured Story
    The Decisions Involved with Building a Customized Expediter Truck
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jan 2nd 2017 9:40AM
    If you're an expedite owner-operator--or in the process of becoming one--your decisions on how you build your truck directly impact your productivity and profit. But when you have dozens of options to consider for each section of the vehicle--from the cab and chassis, to the custom sleeper, to the truck body--how do you decide what's best for your business? One way to learn is from the experiences of successful owner-operators who have done it a...
  • Maximum Comfort
    Spec'ing Your Next Truck Cab For Maximum Driver Comfort
    By Sean M. Lyden
    Posted Dec 26th 2016 9:25AM
    If you're an owner-operator, you understand the importance of driver comfort to minimize fatigue, prevent injury, and stay focused while driving for l...
  • Liftgates
    4-Point Checklist for Selecting a Liftgate for Your Expediter Truck
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 14th 2016 9:00AM
    A liftgate mounted on the rear of your truck enables you to load and unload heavy cargo more efficiently, in a way that reduces your injury risk and s...
  • Cargo Van, Straight Truck, Tractor -- Which is Best for Your Expedited Trucking Business?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Sep 12th 2016 9:00AM
    If you're looking to become an expedite owner-operator, one of the most important decisions you'll make is the vehicle you'll drive. That's because yo...
  • Engine blown
    Your Engine has Blown: What Now?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jun 20th 2016 9:00AM
    It's an owner-operator's nightmare. You're an expediter, whose objective is to get time-sensitive freight to the customer as quickly and safely possib...
  • Truck Cameras
    Truck Cameras: Friend or Foe?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted May 16th 2016 9:00AM
    Are truck cameras your friend or foe? The answer depends on the point of view of the stakeholder ... and that of the camera, whether it's facing the r...
  • Making Tires Last
    Making Tires Last
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 4th 2016 9:00AM
    Properly maintaining your truck's tires not only keeps you (and the public) safer on the road but also saves you a lot of money. As results from tests...
  • New Technologies for Reducing Truck Idle (and Fuel Costs)
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Mar 18th 2016 12:06PM
    At the rate of a gallon of fuel wasted per hour, engine idle can get real expensive -- real fast. And excessive idle is illegal in many areas of the U...
  • Preventing breakdowns
    Smart Business: Preventing Breakdowns
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Feb 15th 2016 9:00AM
    As an expedite owner-operator, your truck is a tool that makes you money. So, if it breaks down on the road, you not only have to pay for the repairs ...
  • 7 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Van for Expediting
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jan 11th 2016 12:10PM
    If you're considering becoming an expeditor but not ready to take the plunge and invest $200,000 for a new straight truck, consider a lower risk opti...
  • Top Causes of Accidents for Expediters
    Top Causes of Accidents for Expediters -- and How to Avoid Them
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 16th 2015 11:03AM
    Accidents happen. But the stakes are much higher when you get into a collision while operating a Class 8 straight truck or tractor-trailer. You repres...