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Category Archives: Owner Operators

Divide and Conquer as ATA reaches out to Independent drivers

Nov
1,
2018
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Is a new Independent Trucker program about to be unveiled by the ATA ?  According to American Trucking Association President Chris Spear, the ATA will be announcing the formation of the Independent Contractor Ambassadors Program, a program which appears to … Continue reading

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Taking the Xypper Challenge-Increasing the bottom line for Owner Operators

Sep
12,
2018
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Why should Owner Operators take the Xypper Challenge? Efficiency and Higher Profits is the Goal of Xypper for Owner Operators Xypper’s mission is ultimately to help Owner Operators as much as possible and not flood them with” just another system … Continue reading

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House bill offers truckers long sought exemption and relief from ELD mandate

May
29,
2018
1

ELD exemption in House bill 5948- The Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 – could be the ELD relief truckers have been seeking Truck drivers are in the midst of 2 of the most heated and pivotal … Continue reading

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Underride Guard Mandate: A Counterargument to Industry Opposition

Mar
5,
2018
4

By: Allen Smith The STOP Underrides Act is a proposed bill to: “reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries caused  by underride crashes, to improve motor carrier and passenger motor vehicle safety, and for other purposes.” Read more “Unknown … Continue reading

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Knowing the facts: How truckers, carriers and fleets are affected by Tax Reform bill

Jan
18,
2018
1

The long awaited tax reform H.R.1 was finally passed December 2017, but how will this affect the trucking industry? Knowing the facts: How truckers, carriers and fleets are affected by Tax Reform bill Because of the new Tax Reform bill, … Continue reading

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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

With Over 400,000 LIVE loads, XYpper is not just a Load Board, it’s a Virtual Dispatch System which manages your loads by automatically generating documents such as; Order Confirmation, Bill of Lading, Proof of Delivery and automatically generates and sends … 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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