Blogs

Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheeler

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

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Perfecting the pairing: Designing the truck-trailer combo

The second-generation trailer in Kevin Rutherford's Signature Series combo unit will couple to a single-drive-axle tractor and balance weight with payload possibilities, electrical efficiency and more.

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Obamacare marriage penalty? ACA discussion online Thurs.; Remembering a mentor

How Obamacare can incentive divorce; and one owner-operator honors another on his death following illness.

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Po-ta-to / Po-terrifying

"Most people don't scream when they see a potato that's been left until it grows hideous, blood sucking tendrils, and they tend to look at you funny when you do."

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Bon voyage — a final word on leaving trucking

Thomas Dempsey's farewell to trucking "toward a more stable industry, one that young people will want to enter, and current drivers will choose to stay with, and be proud to do."

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Do you have a permit for that?

Annals of obstruction: If such questions keep up, Wendy says, she's may just require sources sign a "waiver ... to read my articles from now on."

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Solidarity with the dispatcher, forces against CARB low-use exemption change

FirstFleet drivers band behind a dispatch/payroll office employee battling cancer. Forces at work against CARB's low-use mileage boost?

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Four ways to erode your profit

Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.

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Pushing the limit on trailer fuel economy

Building my Signature Series trailer -- a custom van by RSI and participating suppliers spec'd for maximum fuel savings.

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Best Christmas song ever?

The potentials are many, from "I'll be home for Christmas" to "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" -- tell us yours toward building a top 10 list to put up for a vote this season. . .

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