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Category Archives: Owner Operators

Judge grants class certification against C.R. England Student-Truck Lease Lawsuit

Feb
14,
2017
1

For many years I’ve been writing and warning new drivers not to be lured by company truck Lease Purchase programs.  Most veteran drivers know that  carrier Lease Agreements are meant for the company to be profitable and the driver to … Continue reading

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XYpper, Inc. Launches Transformative Technology for the Trucking Industry

Nov
8,
2016
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  XYpper, Inc. Launches Transformative Technology for the Trucking Industry XYpper Technologies has developed, beta-tested and is now launching technology that completely transforms and streamlines operations for the trucking industry through a system that includes an Uber-like app. The current … Continue reading

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What It Really Costs to Own a Commercial Truck

May
25,
2016
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What It Really Costs to Own a Commercial Truck   Truckers often dream of the day when they can purchase their own Class 8 and become independent contractors or better, owner-operators. However, commercial vehicles are not cheap, which is why … Continue reading

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XypperApp- Freight and Shipping Solution Increases Owner Operator profits

Dec
13,
2015
1

Better than a Load Board, an app that is leveling the playing field for owner operators, offering fair, ethical and trustworthy Loads directly to their smart phones and email. XYPPER APP–  Is a Freight Shipping Transportation Management Solution for Carriers, … Continue reading

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Health Insurance- How expensive is it?

Sep
25,
2015
0

  One of the most well known sayings is, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” Before you go on reading the rest of this article, think about that for a moment.  Do you believe it? During … Continue reading

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The Keys to Maximize Owner Operator Success and Profits

Jul
25,
2015
1

In an ideal world, carriers, shippers and freight brokers would all be working well together making sure that all are fairly compensated for the roles they play in moving freight across the country. Unfortunately that’s not what happens, and there … Continue reading

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Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

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Trucker victory for Obstruction of Justice “Right to Sleep” court case

Feb
25,
2015
5

Yesterday was a victorious day for fellow truck driver and friend Kenny Capell when he found out that his “Obstruction of Justice” case was dismissed.  Kenny immediately called to share the good news with us here at AskTheTrucker and  also … Continue reading

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Common Sense Trucking: Avoiding Predatory Lending

Feb
9,
2015
1

The trucking industry certainly has its share of problematic issues which most often are aimed at the drivers’ ability to succeed or fail in their chosen career. On average, the beginning trucker will last only six months before calling it … Continue reading

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Truckers working together to reclaim professional image

Jan
24,
2015
5

In years past, professional truck drivers were known as the “Knights of the Road”, looked upon as highway heroes crisscrossing the country in their donation toward the greatness of America. In the fifties and sixties, their pride in the profession … Continue reading

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