advocacy

7 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

"Have a little love for the truckers. They're human beings, out there doing a hard job and a lot of them aren't making as much money as people think."

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Custom Rigs

Video: ‘Danger’ — Highly customized ’97 Pete 379

In the video above, Mirielys Hernandez talks about her husband's custom 1997 Peterbilt 379, which they've dubbed "Danger".  The truck was built by A&A Stainless Steel Plus in Miami, a shop run by Alex and Armando Garcia. 

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channel 19

Unveiling: ‘Monkey Gouger’ travel center

With the official unveiling still several weeks off, owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, a recipient of one of TA Petro's Citizen Driver Award recognitions, got an early look at his name up on the marquee at the recently renamed Manning, S.C., TA near his hometown.

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electronic logs

ELD mandate: Independents’ final straw?

An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.

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Business

Driver coercion mitigation rule projected to be published this month

FMCSA is working on a rule to mitigate potential coercion of drivers by shippers, receivers and carriers when crafting new rules. A speed limiter rule and Safety Fitness Determination rule could see action soon too.

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regulations

POLL: Should truck size/weight limits be changed?

With federal attention to tractor-trailer size and weight and some groups lobbying for increases, tell us what you think in general and specific terms about where weight needs to go -- or remain -- in this poll and comments section.

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Hogebuilt Offers Two Lines Of Fenders

Our American made signature Premium 304 Mirror Finish Stainless Steel and new Mid-Grade 430 Mirror Shine products are available at chrome shops, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Freightliner dealerships.

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Channel 19

Melvin Davis’ new ‘Hillbilly Hilton’ fresh out of the body shop

The 2000 Freightliner Classic's 163-inch custom-built sleeper now comes equipped with a full-size shower and bed, easy chair, table, a full closet and a kitchen counter with a sink, refrigerator, microwave and cook stove.

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Podcasts

Author Eric Siegel: Predictive analytics

Predictive modeling should hold a lot of potential for fleets looking to improve safety, says author Eric Siegel, an expert in predictive analytics.   When it comes to concerns over companies in trucking or other industries using data to gauge loyalty or predict performance, “There are places where the ...

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Looking for drivers with great voices

Belt out your favorite song on video — even one recorded on a phone will be fine. The three top finalists will perform at The Great American Trucking Show. Find out the details and enter by clicking the link below.

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FROM OUR NETWORKS

New project truck for owner-operator Rick Weisheit: ’78 KW

Back in 2010 we ran a shot of New York-based owner-operator Rick Weisheit Jr.'s beautiful 2006 ...

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Sometimes the delays are lifesavers

We made it home without falling into a pothole and starving to death. It got close in ...

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