2012 February

Driver conference calls, online radio shows Wed., Thurs.

| February 29, 2012

All Drivers Together hosts Trucker BuddyFirst up, the folks with the All Drivers Together series of conference calls, which have been ongoing with increasing prominence in the months since I reported on them last year, ...

Got downtime in central Indy? ‘Steel Ponies’ on exhibit through Aug.

| February 28, 2012

If you have or can schedule downtime in and around Indianapolis in the coming months, there's a neat exhibit for motorcycle enthusiasts and others interested in the history and culture of two-wheeled transportation at the ...

Let the (fuel-mileage) games begin!

| February 27, 2012

When owner-operator Henry Albert proposed that he test speed's effect on fuel mileage on his blog Feb. 22 by dropping his top speed from 65 to 60, he sparked a wellspring of commentary from his ...

Go Guy ‘pocket urinal’ pitchman ‘Go Cousin Vinny’

| February 26, 2012

"As spring approaches," runs the latest press release from the makers of the Go Guy pocket urinal (motto: "When there is nowhere to go, go where you are"), "more truckers will be heading out onto ...

Back to basics in apnea debate: The importance of sleep

| February 24, 2012

Last night on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program of fuel hauler Allen Smith and his wife, Donna, discussion of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board's joint work ...

More than a typo? Split sleeper wishful thinking

| February 23, 2012

Trans Products / Trans Services Regulatory Manager Rich Wilson, during a break between sessions of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., early this month, pointed out a couple curious problems with ...

British TV show features female hauliers…

| February 22, 2012

The new Mother Truckers TV show on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom pitches in its intro a looming takeover of the industry there by drivers of the female sex -- as one reviewer put ...

Power of good roads?: Indian truckers’ savvy in the sleeper

| February 21, 2012

News flash: According to IBN, a broadcasting network in India, that nation's drivers have helped stemmed the tide of HIV and AIDS in the country after a process that is making a dent in old ...

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