Todd Dills

Retirement rewards: Tobby Donalson’s 1959 Peterbilt 351

Two years after saying goodbye to the highway, independent owner-operator Tobby Donalson finished a rig he waited nearly 30 years for the time to rebuild just right

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When trucks were trucks: Familiar faces at Fitzgerald’s

Bill Blankenship of McMinnville, Tenn., showed off a classic find of a 1953 GMC 630, powered by a 134-hp Detroit diesel, at the Pride & Polish at Fitzgerald's.

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Midwest by Southeast: Trucks, scenes from Tennessee

Four and more rad rigs from Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operators on show at the Pride & Polish in Crossville, Tenn.

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‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

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Team drivers: What’s the biggest attraction of team work?

Pay and lifestyle advantages are among various benefits to team operation some drivers have indicated -- what's the chief attraction as you see it?

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Alternative two-wheeled transport and fitness on the long road

Prime driver and cyclist Mario Almendarez shares strategies for cycling routes and fitness motivation on the road to better health.

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Carrier survey shows mixed rate, volume outlook

Smaller carriers slightly more pessimistic on volume than large carriers; a majority of all carriers are expecting rate increases over the next year.

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PHOTOS: Truck show in Idaho, coming in July

The Idaho Truck Show & Shine takes place July 12-13 in Nampa, Idaho.

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CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

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‘Harder than it looks’ — mainstream biz reporter takes big-truck wheel

Biz reporter Lauren Boyer of the York Daily Record faces down fears of highway driving around big trucks to take the wheel herself; a round-up of truck/trucking shows near-term and down the road...

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