A busy independent’s plan to transition his business (and dodge ELDs in the process)

A run with John Hodges in his 1998 Freightliner Classic, part of his small fleet. As independent, Hodges juggles roles as driver, owner, cattle farmer and pastor in his local church, taking it all in stride: "To whom much is given ..."

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Believe in something

"It's hard to keep an optimistic outlook on life when you've been on the road for 12 days in crappy weather."

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Readers split on marriage definition

Our hot buttons poll asking for reader views on the Supreme Court's upcoming cases on the Defense of Marriage Act and state bans of same-sex marriage showed 56 percent of readers favoring a traditional view of marriage.

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