Blogs

$2/gal. diesel: Been a while, hasn’t it?

Owner-operators with access to fleets' or other volume discounts are seeing costs almost that far down for a gallon of diesel; Mike "Mustang" Crawford is one of them.

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The soundtrack of our lives

"I never realized just how important being able to listen to the music we want to listen to is until we weren't able to." Important to Wendy, at least...

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VIDEO: ‘Freedom Flyer’ custom Volvo HD wrecker

The latest in the "Welcome to my cab" vid series features Eugene, Oreg-based Tim Baumgartner's patriotically decorated custom Volvo VNL, a winner at a variety of beauty shows on the tow/wrecker circuit.

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Restart rollback: An origin story

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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Paranoia and suspicious deliveries

A nice little plant and a teddy bear -- or a bomb? "It's time for us to put on our tinfoil hats and run off to the woods, because I've just realized we may be the teensiest bit paranoid."

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Smart year-end tax moves

There’s still time to take advantage of some financial opportunities that could lower your 2014 taxes.

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Helping a Georgia trucking family

"If you are looking for something or someone to bless over the Christmas season, you may want to consider this family." --Bill Vollenweider of the Detroiter Travel Center, Woodhaven, Mich.

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Don’t forget your Dinoflagellate-proof goggles

“Did you or someone you love get eye rot or funky head formation from watching glowing chunks of fuzz float around in a plastic dinosaur? Call Wartenstein and Foolbaggery – we'll get you PAID!”

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

New tax resource for owner-operators aims to answer common trucking biz questions

The TruckerTax Letter offeres owner-ops information on topics like overlooked deductions, planning for retirement, how to handle audits, what to do if you owe the IRS, basic business structure and more.

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Good samaritan trucker shot at roadside to spark ‘Mike’s Law’ talk

On the Truth About Trucking program Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, Randy Tomblin will be interviewed. The trucker in September of 2006 was shot during what he initially thought was a good-Samaritan stop.

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