Atlanta

Trucker almost hit by plane on I-285 speaks; EB and WB I-285 reopened to traffic

A small airplane crashed on I-285 in northeast Atlanta Friday morning. Trucker Gerald Smith, nearly hit by the plane, tells his story. As of 4 p.m. CDT, all lanes had reopened.

Read More

Photos: Brush-fire shutdown of SB I-85 in GA

Headed out of S.C. to Nashville through the area, a planned 9-hour-or-so run turned into one that, in a different life, would have come pretty well close to the end of the 14-hour window.

Read More

Science doesn’t lie

"I propose that all the people who think it's a good idea to further castrate the big diesel engine should have to drive a governed truck in full-on bumper-to-bumper rush-hour traffic around Atlanta on 285, where the median speed is 'balls to the wall.'"

Read More

Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

Read More

When the road leads nowhere

Hotshot hauler Jeff Ward crosses a road to nowhere; And mainstream media -- helped along by the Uber ride-sharing service -- works to turn "independent contractor" into a dirty word.

Read More

Atlanta-geddon, part two

"Well here we go again. There's an ice storm predicted for the greater Atlanta area, and this time, they've decided to prepare by asking big trucks to avoid the area."

Read More

Rising from the frozen planet

Down and out at an Alabama distribution center in the ice -- and how just a little bit of goodwill goes a long, long way.

Read More

Trucking music from down under; cargo theft in ATL, and more on prevention

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.

Read More

Gators, mailboxes, clowns and other road debris

Have you ever had to dodge "a guy in full clown makeup and a guy with a snake wrapped around his neck stopped, both out of their cars and arguing in the fast lane? No?"

Read More

So it *IS* Christmas already

How do we know? We've got word of a Christmas-themed Toys for Tots-focused parade Dec. 1 in Atlanta. Share any local events you're involved in here.

Read More