Channel 19

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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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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Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

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Truckload capacity white paper from DAT: Worth the read

The new paper, "Truckload Capacity in 2014: What’s Causing the Capacity Crunch and What Can Shippers Do About It," though aimed at shippers, is an interesting read through a multifaceted set of circumstances that's led to today's favorable spot market conditions.

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OOIDA’s new NCRME survey; Benefits of apnea treatment for one operator

Independent owner-operator Joe Bielucki's sleep apnea story -- results following his preemptive strike of sorts relative to the condition two years ago.

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Redefining side fairings with Bob and Linda Caffee

In which a flight is missed in favor (well, sort of) of a tour through a unique expediter with integrated custom sleeper and dynamic aero adds by Bolt Custom Trucks.

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Big Iron event another chance for a look at a classic

The Big Iron Classic in Kasson, Minn., Sept. 5-6 another chance to get a look at driver Kenny Hubka's classic 1977 International 4200 Transtar conventional.

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Everybody’s favorite truck-enforcement outfit hauls in drunk park ranger

Herein, a California State Parks ranger is called in drunk on the job, and the CHP comes to the rescue... With California's high percentage of clean inspections, could the CHP be your friend?

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The ‘Hillbilly Hilton’ cometh, winneth awards

Pictorial tour through Melvin Davis Jr.'s finished 163-inch big bunk 2000 FL Classic -- a winner at the annual truck show at the Michigan Van Buren County fairgrounds. Plus: Some 'pretty good driving' caught on video.

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