2012 April

Humor in all places: Weigh stations, auto hauler suppliers…

| April 30, 2012

That'll be $5, driver When we quizzed operators via Overdrive's Facebook page about their funniest weigh-station memories, moving van hauler Robert McConnell didn’t hesitate: “Many years ago at a Colorado scale, when you used to have to ...

Holloway Sisters, good music, nice truck, and a joke

| April 29, 2012

Nice truck, don't you think? Drivers, meet the Holloway Sisters, Michelle (right) and Sondra, both of whom we met here next to Jimmy Jabo's custom 1953 Ford F100 on the grounds of Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, ...

OOIDA on bond increase: Large brokers not the problem

| April 27, 2012

I spoke to Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Executive Vice President Todd Spencer about the broker minimum bond increase issue earlier this week. The conversation followed posts to the blog looking at opposition to the measure ...

Speak out today in EOBR session

| April 26, 2012

If you've not taken the opportunity to tell the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration your thoughts on just how electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service monitoring are or will be used in the industry, today is ...

Heck of a farm truck: Custom 359 single-axle flatbed, with wide singles

| April 25, 2012

Tom Crawford, owner and operator of the Farmer’s Market in Cashiers in far Western North Carolina, showed this custom-restored 1975 Peterbilt 359 flatbed daycab, outfitted with Michelin wide singles on the single axle rear end, ...

Sleep apnea reg recommendations: Comments closed?

| April 24, 2012

If you've missed the news as yet, the recommendations put forward by the joint meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on sleep ...

Truck safety flames fanned in Ind.; columnist banks dinner with police chief

| April 23, 2012

When Jerry Davich, columnist at the Post-Tribune of Chicago-area Merrillville, Ind., wrote about the case of an Indiana truck-car accident in which a death occurred recently, an area police chief challenged him to sit for ...

More trucks, scenes from Knoxville show last week

| April 22, 2012

Cinderella sleeper storyI was stoked at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show in Knoxville, Tenn., last weekend when, on Saturday morning, this yellow Mack pulled into the lot with none other than my childhood hometown of ...

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