big rigs

Oil/gas boom in N.D. generates owner-operator opportunities

| July 26, 2012

A report from an NPR listener bemoaned truck traffic in his native Watford City, N.D., associated with the oil boom -- but that boom is proving golden for many owner-operators.

Diesel exhaust listed by WHO as cancer causing agent

| July 23, 2012

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has formally categorized diesel exhaust as cancer-causing but fails to recognize advancements in diesel technology in the developed world.

Two custom ’80s Petes for the cabover fanatics

| July 21, 2012

These two Peterbilt 362s, owned by Dustin Kunkel and John Bradford, respectively, we caught out at the Crossville, Tenn., show of the ATHS Music City Chapter.

‘7 deadly lot lizards’ infographic raises image questions

| June 07, 2012

A satirical infographic detailing the so-called "7 Deadly Lot Lizards" from the folks at Trucker to Trucker.com has me pondering the dynamics that make just this sort of thing possible. I won't repost it here, but ...

Photo: Face of a longtime driver damaged by sunlight

| June 05, 2012

A stunning photo from the New England Journal of Medicine shows the damaging effects of ultraviolet sunlight on the left side of a 69-year-old longtime truck driver's face.

One Girl Trucking: ‘More courtesy now’

| June 01, 2012

An encounter with a pair of joy-riding, inconsiderate motorcyclists over Memorial Day turned dramatic when truck driver Bethany, blogging at One Girl Trucking, decided enough was enough and confronted the bikers at a red light. Read ...

Amid big fleet investments, operators stare down high truck prices

| May 27, 2012

Something is going right for the Jacobson Companies 3PL -- Mack Trucks announced yesterday that they took delivery of an order of 259 built-in-the-U.S. Mack Pinnacles, 139 daycabs and 120 sleeper trucks, and they're hiring ...

Xantrex: 3 inverter installation tips

| May 25, 2012

1. Installation best at the factory or authorized dealer aftermarket: If you're considering an aftermarket inverter installation to an older truck or mulling options on a new vehicle, take it under advisement that leading inverter ...

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