Todd Dills

A wife’s tribute to her longtime owner-operator

Owner-operator Clive Hemmings passed away during a run to Florida on September 30, 2011. His wife, Valerie, offers up this poem to his memory. He will be missed.

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Diesel emissions: Cleaner than fast food charbroilers

Interesting new findings of a California study of commercial charbroilers -- and one driver makes a difference for the better in partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking.

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Computing the owner-operator business — Part 2

Part 2 of this series features explores the landscape for web-based models for trucking management software for small fleets and independents -- and the mobile integration on the way.

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FMCSA eliminating registrant DOT numbers

If you’re a leased owner-operator and manage your own base plates, your registrant-only DOT number will expire in mid-October.

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Expediter pays witness to slim Obama victory

Checking in with Landstar-leased expediter Phil Madsen and his "Learning something new every day" blog.

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Father-son team finds sweet gig shoring up dikes

Gerald and Jake Albrecht spec'd these near-identical Kenworth W900L models with Rihm Kenworth in Northern Minnesota for side dump hauling around North Dakota levees.

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Reader offers top 10 regulatory wish list

TruckerPetition.org founder offers her best recommendations to DOT for prioritizing regulatory review.

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Computing the owner-operator business — Part 1

Part 1 of this series features software packages aimed at leased owner-operators and/or company drivers -- both web-based and standalone.

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Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

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CSA smackdown, hot trucks and the ultimate disincentive

The Channel 19 Monday roundup: The CSA House hearing last week, a truck show upcoming in Tennessee, and new driver-disqualification powers across the pond.

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