Todd Dills

Tough health care choices

Owner-operators weigh penalties vs. costs of private insurance or Obamacare exchange policies. Some have found plenty of potholes on the road to accessing benefits under the health care law thus far.

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Kenworth T880 vocational model available for order

Kenworth's T880 flagship vocational model is suitable for heavy haul, refuse, dump, mixer and other applications. Find a gallery of images of the model, and more detail, in this story.

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Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in Nashville

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

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Facebook campaign to remember fallen drivers Nov. 1

The "National Fallen Truckers Memorial Day" Facebook event page was launched by owner-operator Dave Lippert.

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Simple diet shifts for weight loss, breaking free of apnea, more

For some obstructive sleep apnea sufferers, there might be a simple -- thought not always easy, of course -- method out of the condition: Losing weight.

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Trucking music from down under; cargo theft in ATL, and more on prevention

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

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Mack displays pink truck

Mack Trucks is doing its part to help increase awareness of breast cancer by displaying this pink Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model at its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.  The truck display is in conjunction with several employee events also highlighting the month, including a luncheon for support and caregivers affected by breast cancer; an awareness fair of vendors with information about prevention, early detection and caregiver support; and a 5K celebration run. 

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Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

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Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

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