Todd Dills

PHOTOS: Nice day for a truck show

Bill Bradford's immaculately restored 1973 Kenworth K100 and 1977 Great Dane reefer -- and more scenes from the Cookeville, TN, truck show of ATHS' Music City Chapter.

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Granite MHD saves weight for ready mix hauler

California-based A&A Ready Mixed Concrete takes advantage of the Mack Granite MHD's features for several hundred pounds per truck of bigger payload.

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Readers: GPS regs won’t fill a void of common sense

Politicians making ridiculous comparisons notwithstanding, in the late call for regulation of GPS units, many readers noted there could be no technological excuse for a lack of driver common sense.

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Navistar holding steady in commitment to health, comfort

An interview with David Allendorph, the company's director of innovation in design, overseeing a focus on comfort and health in the company's truck design.

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Securement 201: How best to chain to a stake pocket

What is the best way to use a stake pocket as a chain anchor point? Reader J.D. Bronson, among others, offers his preferred method.

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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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