Allen Smith

Mack CEO on ‘Undercover Boss’ this weekend; Overdrive editor on magazine’s 50th anniversary

| February 14, 2011

Mack prez works from the trenches Class 8 trucks come to CBS reality-TV series Undercover Boss this weekend, featuring Mack Trucks President & CEO Denny Slagle. The broadcast will be from 9-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, Eastern and ...

TyroneMalone.net adds a Facebook page; more on driver pay

| January 28, 2011

Since I wrote about TyroneMalone.net site proprietor and owner-operator Ken Harris in the October edition of Truckers News and in Overdrive in smaller form around the same time, Harris has continued to make strides keeping the ...

Does less mean more? Driver pay in the CSA era

| January 26, 2011

My feature in the January edition of Truckers News investigated a dynamic more and more fleets and their drivers are seeing coming to fruition as freight markets slowly return and, consequently, recruiting staffs expand and ...

Tony ‘the truck stop tiger’ — calls from the driver community to uncage him

| December 06, 2010

Nearly two years have passed since I first wrote about efforts by animal-rights activists (post from January 2009 originally on old Channel 19 blog home on Blogger.com) to require Gross Tete, La., Tiger Truck Stop owner ...

CSA 2010 Driver’s Handbook now live

| November 17, 2010

You may have seen it out at the truckstops already, but if not, I thought I'd take a moment today to alert you to our CSA 2010 Driver's Handbook, now online in an interactive digital ...

Allen Smith, others at Memphis Trucking Expo Oct. 23

| October 22, 2010

It's a banner month for first-time trucking shows in my home state of Tennessee. After Nashville last week, not to be outdone, of course, is Memphis, the site of the first annual Memphis Trucking Expo, ...

Complimentary advertisement… and: PSP unlikely to be the new DAC

| October 08, 2010

Driver with a lens-load of cool It's been a few months since we checked in with on-road crooner Howard Salmon, so he checked in with us, sending along this picture he happened upon recently, with ...

Pre-employment screening in the CSA 2010 era

| October 05, 2010

It's not all about DAC anymore. With CSA 2010 carrier scores in six of the seven violation categories in CSA 2010 set to go public beginning in December, carrier attention to inspection reports has ramped ...

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