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A flamed engine makes all the difference

| June 18, 2012

Ray Rodriguez' repainted engine may be what pushes his '88 Pete to a Best of Show victory.

Mother Nature lets loose on the prairie

| June 13, 2012

Brian Romig took this and other fine shots of distant rain clouds while driving this month in South Dakota.

World’s Toughest Trucker contestants at Great West

| June 12, 2012

Drivers Jason Johnson and William Carlos "L.A. Rookie" Weekley (pictured) will be joining representatives of the Truck It Smart load matching service at their booth in Las Vegas at the Great West Truck Show, beginning ...

Defining ‘gobbledygook’ with driver Sandy Long

| June 11, 2012

Missouri-based Weston Transportation driver Sandy Long, blogging here, this morning laid down a primer for owner-operators and drivers on the term gobbledygook, defined by Wester's as "wordy and generally unintelligible jargon." She found some examples of ...

Heat: Your tires’ No. 1 enemy

| June 09, 2012

The folks at GITI Tire reminded us of this in their most recent newsletter, citing an article from the Saturday Evening Post that estimated 80 percent of tire failures were due to underinflation -- the ...

Squeeze what you can from fuel economy

| June 08, 2012

You don't have to be an all-time mpg record setter to pad your wallet with increased fuel economy.

Video aid for CSA tire inspections

| June 07, 2012

Michelin partnered with the Tire Industry Association to produce an in-depth look at tire inspections to help drivers maintain CSA compliance.

Owner-operator on a fuel-economy test run

| June 07, 2012

In May independent Albert Transport owner-operator Henry Albert participated in a test run of the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution (pictured) to track and compare its fuel-efficiency against an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia. We reported about the ...

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