Todd Dills

Strikes, stonings back in the South African trucking mix

A three-week work stoppage by a majority of South African drivers that resorted in trucker-to-trucker violence shows history can repeat itself just one year on.

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Pay trends, part 1: Near-term forecast mixed

While industry analysts say rising owner-operator compensation for both leased drivers and independents is on a slow rise, anecdotal reports and some polls suggest otherwise.

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Expediting: Singing the praises with Don Lanier

A chance meeting with expedited driver Don Lanier yields insights into the segment.

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Software: Rig Expense Tracker user John Clark

Owner-operator Clark finds the Rig Expense Tracker software easy to use and effective in assisting his tracking of expenses, income, invoices and more.

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Hot buttons: How should lawmakers deal with the ‘fiscal cliff?’

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Ripe & Ready: Correction and update

Ronnie King sold his 1994 Peterbilt 379 between the time we last spoke with him and our current, October 2012 issue, which features the truck in the Custom Rigs opening spread.

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Four-wheeler scare-quotes ‘professional’

A letter writer to a Minnesota newspaper, contending there's an epidemic of big-rig drivers' speeding on the nation's highways, is suffering from tunnel vision when he mocks drivers' "professional" badge of honor.

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Sweet restoration: 1973 KW K100

Bill Bradford spent three years restoring the KW and a 1977 Great Dane reefer to top condition -- catch a photo gallery with pictures front to back here.

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Big success for ‘band together’ campaign

TA Petro has raised more than $750,000 in their three years of efforts to secure donations to the St. Christopher fund in exchange for wristbands.

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Poll: What is the most attractive aspect of expedited trucking?

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