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Wheel and spoke becoming reality?

| April 13, 2012

The Norwood, N.Y., proposal could be an indicator of major changes to trucking industry logistics.

Ice Road Truckers season 5 DVDs available

| April 12, 2012

A set of DVDs with the entire season 5 of History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" franchise is now available via History's website. The season pit the Canucks against the Americans, with a crew of haulers ...

Standard live weight tool making bulk life easier

| April 11, 2012

On-board scale manufacturer Air-Weigh’s QuickLoad Trailer Scale now comes standard on all Sidump’r trailers, says Sidump’r General Manager Jennifer Koepke. “It’s a major customer benefit, providing protection from overweight citations, improving productivity and, at the ...

FMCSA close to finalizing medical registry rule

| April 10, 2012

Industry sources say that FMCSA is working on a rule to establish a national registry of FMCSA-certified medical examiners.

‘Even the look of the rigs has changed’

| April 10, 2012

The LA Times takes notice of and reports on modern tactics for improving fuel economy in trucks.

TCA’s weight-loss contest week 7: Individual driver leaders

| April 09, 2012

After we posted last week on the week 6 results of the Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition among carriers and their drivers and staff members, the organization released the week 7 results, including not ...

Meet John Borofka, Dart Contractor of the Year

| April 07, 2012

When I tripped up to Dart Transit headquarters in Eagan, Minn., last month to visit with the Overdrive Owner-Operator of the Year, Dart-leased Larry Severson, I got the unexpected benefit of sitting in on a ...

Prime commanding lead in TCA weight-loss showdown

| April 05, 2012

The Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition is now well into its 7th week, and results from the end of week 6 showed Springfield, Mo.-based, heavily owner-operator-focused carrier Prime Inc.'s personnel holding a relatively strong ...

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