28 Feb

Owner-operators brought in record pay in 2018

Owner-operators in 2018 on average earned $65,360 in take-home pay for the year — a record-high income for a segment that saw a big boost from strong economic growth and robust per-mile rates. However, miles dropped 5.8 percent to 103,800 — the lowest average miles on record for owner-operators. These averages come from ATBS and is based on more than 15,000 leased and independent owner-operators. 

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22 Feb

Owner-operators reap record earnings in 2018

The high-demand year that trucking enjoyed for most of 2018 produced strong rate hikes that translated well to owner-operators net income. On average, owner-operators earned a higher net income while running fewer miles. "It was a record year in many areas and a great year to be an owner-operator," says Todd Amen, ATBS CEO.

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04 Jan

The not-so-long haul: The operational challenges to owner-ops after the ELD mandate

Leased owner-operators naturally have liked longer hauls with less wasted time delivering and picking up. But in the end, we’ve moved to a world where revenue per hour or day is the metric that matters, not so much miles anymore. If shipments are aligned to maximize daily productivity of the driver, they will cost more with the ELD mandate, and everyone being able to track the data of wasted time.

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