Todd Dills

Convoy honors Ohio owner-operator Dave Trout

A terminal cancer diagnosis last year stopped owner-operator Dave Trout's career in its tracks. This weekend, more than 100 truckers showed him the trucking legend he is in their Ohio community.

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Podcast: Obamacare, round two — progress report as second enrollment period nears end

What's to consider if you're uninsured come tax time? Will the Supreme Court derail the bedrock of the ACA? Marc Ballard answers these and other questions here.

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Craig Ryan’s 1965 International CO4000: Lookback photos, more

Craig Ryan gives a personal account of his brief time trucking leased to Dart and otherwise hauling bees in the 70s and shares photos of his 1965 International CO4000 cabover.

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Parking shortage hits the mainstream

A Wall Street Journal story last week took on the issue of the difficulties faced by truckers finding a safe parking spot in widespread congested areas around the nation.

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UPDATE: Travel bans begin to lift in N.J., N.Y., Conn.; Mass. set for midnight

Following Winter Storm Juno's landfall Monday night, travel bans in place began to lift in some areas on the Southern end of the storm's path.

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Career advancement for the long haul: One small fleet’s growth story

While a family business is certainly not the only way to start and/or run a small fleet, it is one of the more common; run through Old Time Express here with Mark, Mitch and founder owner-operator Bo White.

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It’s not quite the Maxim ad, but …

A Nashville city bus or two or three has been wrapped with an ad from Bart Durham, the local ambulance chaser, highlighting ... I bet you can guess what.

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Most readers endorse body cameras for police

Most readers were positive about the potential efficacy of body cameras used widely to help in preventing or at least sorting out the high-octane situations that have dominated discussions of race and politics across the country.

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If the ‘sky is falling’ with sleep apnea: What about when ‘it lands and nothing really happens?’

"Nothing seems to address the situation where it has been a symptom, has been tested, and is being treated successfully." --Dan Tucker on needed apnea coverage; FMCSA says two-year certification up to the examiner

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Road not taken: Let’s go truck… I mean, er, lumping!

Another "road not taken" here, and it's an unlikely one, at best. While many operators "lump" something every day, full-time work doing so I imagine is no doubt unappealing to many. The income potential, says Michael Croker, Director of Operations for the Universal Lumpers service, in business for 30 years, is on the quite low side, too, particularly at start: "A base lumper that comes in with no prior experience -- to start with they make in most ...

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