Todd Dills

Be your own boss: How to get your own authority

A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.

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CARB extension a no-go for California independents

Checking in with California-based independents Tom and Karen Moore at the end of their long stare-down with CARB's Truck and Bus Rule.

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Updated: Views from the center of the ‘polar vortex’

Pictures and more from drivers caught in the extremely cold temps across the nation's midsection.

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Be your own boss: The wonders and woes of getting your own authority

It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.

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The ice truck cometh! And melt-eth…

Entry in the annals of, well, weird here on the Channel 19 blog -- to promote the cold-starting power of the MotoMaster battery, Canadian Tire built a pickup out of ice.

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POLL: How have rates trended in military freight?

For those hauling military freight, how have rates trended in the sensitive/not-so-sensitive areas of the niche these last five years? Tell us more about what you're seeing in comments under this poll.

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Pit bulls in-cab: Resource for local laws?

In which reader Mary Hanlon adopts a pit bull and wonders, Is there a good central location to map routes to avoid locales with anti-pit ordinances? Any of the pit owners in the audience have suggestions?

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Carrier survey shows temperature heating up on detention negotiation

Transport Capital Partners' fourth-quarter industry survey showed 43 percent of carriers large and small felt they would be able to renegotiate detention in contracts with customers in the next quarter.

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Most Loved Pets winners: More pics, vid

I was happy to see both familiar and new (to me, anyway) faces among the Most Loved Pets first-place winners announced New Year's Day.

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Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 3

The ruckus that was the "Ride for the Constitution" and ongoing confusion over CARB's emissions rules, irritation with CSA and a slight hope for hours flexibility rounded out 2013. Happy early New Year, drivers. Hang on tight...

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