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How To Lower Your Owner-Operator Expenses
If you’ve been an owner-operator for any amount of time, you discovered that there are a ton of expenses that come with being an owner-operator, and they all pull a portion out of your gross income. The most successful owner-operators have learned how to strategically reduce their expenses to the bare essentials. Below are some tips to give you a better understanding of the type of expenses that come with being an owner-operator, and what drivers can do to lower those expenses.
Harvey made landfall this past weekend near Houston, and is still lingering as a tropical storm expected to dump as much as three feet of rain in some areas this week. Experts say Harvey will strongly affect more than 10 percent of all U.S. trucking this week and 7 percent next week. After a month, the storm’s impact on trucking will have lessened considerably nationally, but, but the damage it leaves still is projected to hamper operations at about a quarter of the trucking operations in the affected Gulf Coast region.
Because Texas is home to about 30 percent of U.S. oil refining capacity – much of it centered around Houston – production of diesel fuel and other petroleum products is expected to be especially hard hit, according to an FTR analysis.
Houston also is a major intermodal shipping site and the storm may have a persistent impact on rail shipments as well as on trucking.
2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award.
Check to see if you have prediabetes
Let’s say you are at a truck stop having dinner, along with 29 other people there. According to medical researchers, 10 of the people in that restaurant will have a condition called pre-diabetes – blood glucose (sugar) levels higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with diabetes.
The bad news is – only one of those people with pre-diabetes know they have it.
Do you know if you have pre-diabetes?
Words of wisdom from life on the road – Part II
This is the second article with road safety advice from truck drivers based on feedback from a NY Times article about the plight of America’s long-haul truckers.
Truck drivers share some practical advice about highway safety and understanding that truckers are hard working, conscientious and careful drivers who want to just get home safe to their loved ones. Listen to what professional truck drivers have to say about road safety…
Greg Prince wins President’s Appreciation Award
JRC truck driver recognized for his experience and service
Separating Personal & Business Expenses
Set boundaries between your personal finances and your small business accounts.
In a recent article from Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans, they offered several tips for small business owners. Below is a recap of some of the advantages of keeping your personal and business expenses separate.
Words of wisdom from life on the road
In May, the NY Times article about the plight of America’s long-haul truckers created a great deal of interest. As a result, they decided to do a follow-up by asking truck drivers what they would say to drivers of four-wheeled vehicles if they got the chance.
Tons of responses came in with practical advice about highway safety, fervent pleas to put down those smartphones and requests to be treated with dignity. Truckers want to be seen (even if they are unseen, high up in their cabs) as fellow human beings, toiling long hours, who are conscientious and careful and want, above all, to get home safe to their loved ones.
We thought it fitting to share some of your fellow truckers responses.
FMCSA announces its national ELD implementation tour
Education campaign to help drivers transition to ELDs
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday its electronic logging device (ELD) Implementation National Tour – a public education and outreach campaign geared towards helping commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers transition to ELDs. Carriers must implement ELDs by Dec. 18.
The ELD Implementation National Tour will feature “subject matter experts leading driver-focused presentations and panel discussions on ELD implementation,” the agency said in its announcement
Tour stops include coming industry trade events with an interactive booth, where FMCSA staff members will answer questions and provide compliance-related materials and review drivers’ and carriers’ responsibilities.