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Owner-operators Lee and Lisa Schmitt say they are still owed in the neighborhood of $4,200 for loads hauled under the One20 authority through early May. That was around the time when they, like the rest of the One20 user universe, first heard about the company's impending shuttering in May.
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U.S. audiences may well get a look at “The Load” thriller next year with a theatrical release and subsequent on-demand availability, as the Grasshopper Film company has acquired U.S. distribution rights of the Serbian-directed film.
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OOIDA Board Member and small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold, at least, feels like if the small-fleet (10 or fewer trucks) exemption bill were to make it out of committee, through the House, through the Senate and to the President, that "he'd sign it." 
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Long Haul Paul Marhoefer's detailing of how young Murphy "acquired a love for 'low company and hard work' while working at Dan's Service Station in Cos Cob, Connecticut," and more in a life and business hauling HHG, part of it chronicled in his "The Long Haul" book.
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"If truckers do not appreciate other truckers" and treat them with the professional respect deserved, notes Clifford Petersen, "how on earth can we expect Joe Public to appreciate what we do to make their lives easier or to ever learn by our example to operate safely themselves?"
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The independent shares his story of being put out of service with a false-log violation in Missouri early in June. The violation was a result of en-route malfunctions of his One20 F-ELD, and offers insights on how inspectors are handling en-route malfunctions, and how you can be prepared for one should it happen to you.
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Detailed in the video here are two systems showcased in Continental's Innovation Truck -- 3D Surround View (a camera system that creates a 360-degree view of the truck's surroundings, which is showcased on an in-cab monitor) and Continental's speakerless sound system.
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The folks behind the "ELD or me" Facebook group and Trucker Nation org unveil previously reported petition for rulemaking to allow more sleeper split options. Some readers, however, hold out hope for a Trump order to exempt small fleets from the ELD mandate.
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"Do you wear your seatbelt running down the road? I've met owner-ops that do, I've met plenty who don't." A recent single-truck accident investigation report from a Kentucky team might well change your mind. ...
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The latest in trucker-photographer Don Christner's series featuring the trucks he found in Wyoming-based Junior Elmore's former small fleet yard. This Mack featured a custom Sawaya sleeper and, most interestingly, a 445-hp Silver 92 V8 Detroit engine.
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