home time

How to bring home on the road

While it requires dedication and understanding, and like any family situation, there will be trials and tribulations, having close family ties while being away is absolutely possible.

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Poll: Chief attraction of maintaining your own operating authority?

Is it that control over all aspects of the business yields greater cost-saving opportunities, better income (particularly with direct customers), or something else? Tell us what you think here.

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Road fever is contagious

The Parker family squabbles: Son's got road fever, daughter's itching for her chance -- that leaves Wendy wondering what happened to her ringside seat to the journey...

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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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Invasion of the critters, take two

"I'm exhibiting the symptoms of 'home time weariness.' These include: crawling into the bunk of the truck to sleep when you have a perfectly good bed in the house...

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Things that go ‘scrabble’ in the night

Wendy goes fishing for a possum -- or other 1,000-pound creature. . .

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Poison sumac: Solution to Middle East crisis

"Either the Benadryl is working its magic, or a profound sense of clarity has come over me. I think I know how to end the crisis in the Middle East."

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Equal partners: Chris Litzinger and Henry Kuperus

Brenny Transportation-leased owner-operators build on a solid friendship in coownership of a Volvo that helps support two growing households.

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Messages in the lawn

"I think a push mower gives the most uniform mow you're going to get. (I just made Hank Hill pee a little.)" And for lawn patterns to capture overhead attention, you can't beat it.

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Independence Day trucking traditions

Keep on keeping on: That's what a lot of commenters on our Facebook page told us they were planning for the Fourth of July, among other proud traditions.

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