Tom BergContributing Editor
Tom Berg worked his way through college by driving trucks. After graduation in 1965 and two years in the U.S. Army, he worked in TV news and various communication jobs. Since 1978, he’s been writing about trucks and trucking. He holds a Class A commercial driver’s license and drives trucks as part of story research. Berg is semi-retired but still writes about semis. Lucky enough for us, he’s chosen to spend the non-semi-retired part of his life writing for us as a contributing editor.
What Tom Has Been Working On
Tires are a major expense, probably No. 2 or 3 on your list, after fuel and, of course, paying yourself. Just one tire costs $400 or so.
What are carriers offering for pay today? A walk down recruiters’ row at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., showed there’s a rather tight range of remuneration for owner-operators, usually a percentage of revenue.
Kenworth is expanding its Ohio assembly plant to meet customer demand for Class 8 trucks, adding a new, expanded $140 million paint shop.