home time

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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Diagnosing ‘do as I say’ disorder

"I'm heading to the eye doctor as soon as the Tyrannosaurus Rex clears out of the driveway. The thing shows up every Friday and eats my trash."

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Why be an owner-operator?

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

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