Max Heine

Reports good for factory freight

You might have heard that the stock market just logged its best weekly gain in two years. One major reason was good manufacturing news.

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The all-time greatest trucking songs

What are the top trucking songs of all time? That’s what we want you to tell us. Senior Editor Todd Dills has been soliciting titles through his Channel 19 blog.

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Vegas Pride & Polish awards Saturday

One of the biggest attractions of the June 9-11 Great West Truck Show is the Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish truck beauty show.

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Three-day Roadcheck blitz planned

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold Roadcheck, its annual vehicle inspection program, June 7-9.

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These 14 sectors were hopping in May

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

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A possible windfall for independents

If you’re independent, there could be some real opportunities if your bigger competitors don’t have the capacity – the trucks and drivers – to handle what could be a big influx of freight.

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Natural gas gaining tractor traction

Legislation, supported by President Obama and about 190 members of Congress, would accelerate subsidies for natural gas vehicles.

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Crime against truckers

Crime on the road is always a serious topic, and it’s been getting a lot of discussion lately. Here's where to read more about it.

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The feds’ favorite remedy: Your tax dollars

The annoying part of the logic behind buying EOBRs for Mexican carriers is how it reflects the paternalism and careless spending so rampant in Washington, D.C.

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Others take advantage of fuel surcharge

Surprise, surprise! The $23 flowers deal for Mother’s Day, brought to my attention via email, turned out to exceed $40 by the time I pressed “submit order.” Annoying enough, but one curious element of this little trap (why bother searching elsewhere to save $5 after all that time filling out forms?) was this: a $2.93 fuel surcharge. In all the online ordering I did at Christmas, I never noticed a one of these. I’ve polled several ...

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