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Lower Your Expenses by Keeping Truck Tires Inflated to the Correct Level   When it comes to truck maintenance, safety and repair, there are many details an owner-operator or small fleet owner must track. Miles-per-gallon (to the nth degree), extended maintenance cycle, and much more. The same goes for truck tire inflation. Too much or […]

How to Be a Healthier Owner Operator   Driving a commercial truck is, for the most part, a sedentary way of life. The long periods of time driving on the road can easily lead to weight gain. Excessive weight can lead to a large number of health problems; by the same token, losing weight can […]

  The steady growth in e-commerce continues to disrupt long-established transportation models. The shopping patterns of consumers in the U.S. today has changed radically. Consumers are increasingly choosing shorter delivery cycles, resulting in a number of challenges for truckers. It’s not just consumer goods like clothing and electronics that are in demand from online sales. […]

  Anheuser-Busch, the nation’s largest brewer, has ordered up to 800 electric semi-trucks from the Nikola Motor Company. The trucks will start rolling out beginning in 2020 and are part of a commitment by the company to convert its entire U.S. long-haul fleet to renewable power by 2025. The company has a long history of […]

    Now that the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is in effect, owner operators are reporting a plethora of frustrations with the quirks of their ELDs. Though plenty of new ELD users report no significant issues, others have experienced problems such as software glitches, dropped Bluetooth connections, and unresponsive customer service departments.  There have been reports […]

  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you’re on the road, finding a breakfast that fits your budget and your food plan can be challenging. But just because you’re not at home doesn’t mean you have to down an entire days’ worth of calories before noon.   Here are 10 […]

Driving Safe During a Hurricane   Forecasters are predicting another major storm season in 2018. Seven of the fourteen predicted tropical storms are expected to become hurricanes, according to researchers at Colorado State University. Of the seven hurricanes, three are expected to be classified at a Category 3 or higher, with winds reaching 111 miles […]

  You may have heard that high-protein diets are the best way to lose weight. The truth is that in order to lose weight – and keep it off – you need to make lifestyle changes that incorporate a healthy eating plan and exercise. An excess of calories – no matter where the calories come […]

  Are you thinking about buying a used rig? Buying a used diesel truck is a big gamble. However, it is possible to get a good deal on a used truck, and research is the key. For many new owner operators, buying a new rig is out of the question. Buying used equipment isn’t necessarily […]

  While it’s always been important for owner operators to have a tax preparer that understands the trucking industry (most don’t), the new tax reform laws passed in December 2017 make it especially critical. You need a tax preparer that understands the trucking industry and is knowledgeable about the new tax laws.   The new tax laws […]

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