Todd Dills

New O/O biz software

TruckLogics is the newest entrant into the mobile-capable owner-operator business software market, with dispatching, invoicing, maintenance and other expense tracking, IFTA reporting and other functionality.

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‘Tired truckers’ scare continues

Here we go again: Following CNBC "Collision Course" series on truck accidents, 20/20 follows with "Road to Ruin" -- more from the public crash/fatigue discussion here.

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Crowdfunding the DUDAD for a wake-up call at the docks

Truck driver Chris Barbeau's invention that would provide a fairly simple solution to the wake-up call at shipper/receivers' docks is shooting for a $30,000 funding goal via a Kickstarter.com campaign.

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Truckers for Hope’s round two at St. Jude; Close brush with 60 below

Chris Dowdy's headed back for some trucking outreach and engagement at St. Jude; and an emotional story from Keith "Palerider" Lawson's Youtube channel on the importance of winter preparedness.

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‘Most Beautiful’ dustup

In the wake of Overdrive's second annual 'Most Beautiful' program recognizing female drivers, readers offer criticism of -- and some kudos for -- the effort.

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What will a mandatory minimum insurance hike cost an owner-operator?

Liability insurance, particularly for new owner-operator businesses, can rank number one for in fixed costs for an independent without a truck payment -- $10K a year or more for a new business. If you've boosted your total coverage amount from $750K or $1 million upward in recent years, how much more did you subsequently pay in premiums?

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Independents: How much liability insurance do you carry?

With FMCSA preparing a rule to increase the minimum level of required liability insurance for carriers, this rule probes current levels of coverage among owner-operators with their own authority.

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Steve Allington: The ‘passionate’ kind of owner-operator

Allington's passion extends through his owner-operator career to his work with the metal band Apnea.

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Salutes: One young man’s tribute to his trucking family

Aspiring photographer Jodan Loan offers up a great picture of the Three Sisters peaks in Alberta, complete with night truck-lights motion blur, as a sort of tribute to several members of his trucking family.

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Close scrutiny: Pennsylvania rises up the inspection-intensity ranks

Pennsylvania's enforcement program might be the most mobile in the nation -- the No. 2 state for inspection intensity in 2013, the state conducts the large majority of its inspections away from any scale.

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