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Hours of services changes: Sooner and later

| March 30, 2010

If you have any doubt about whether the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., are getting the message about needed flexibility in the hours of service revision, worry no longer. I attended part of the fifth hours ...

Fewer trucks + more freight = good news

| March 19, 2010

It looks like freight is coming back. Or has been back for weeks. Some off-the-record conversations I’ve had with industry leaders in the last few weeks confirm that, as does other evidence. Internet Truckstop’s latest Market ...

Deadly roads, best Interstate, stupid drivers

| March 11, 2010

Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Sam Venable took time to concur with our readers, who recently voted I-40 in Tennessee as the nation’s best highway segment in our annual Highway Report Card. However, if he didn’t know ...

Distracted driving needs uniform restrictions

| March 09, 2010

It’s a pity that it takes the heavy hand of government to ban practices that common sense would say are stupid, if not deadly. Such is the case with text messaging while driving, which the ...

Watermelon Slim – on the road again with a killer sound

| March 07, 2010

It’s not every day that we trucking editors get a private lunchtime concert, but such was the case Friday here at the offices of Overdrive and Truckers News. Former trucker Bill Homans, who records and ...

Arrow Trucking: Lawsuits, blame and good news

| February 24, 2010

Some new developments emerged in recent days with Arrow Trucking, now two months after its Dec. 22 closing. Two items are from the Tulsa World. One details how lawsuits filed individually against executives are moving forward ...

Credit card statements include free cold shower

| February 22, 2010

You might have heard that banks have to play by new rules with their credit card terms and disclosures, starting today. If you’ve never faced the music when it comes to credit card abuse, your chance ...

‘Ice Road Trucker’ comes home to thaw

| February 11, 2010

When I rode with Alaskan Haul Road driver George Spears in the summer of 2006, he was planning to retire in the next year or so. However, he kept postponing the day. Then he was asked ...

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