big rigs

Go Guy ‘pocket urinal’ pitchman ‘Go Cousin Vinny’

| February 26, 2012

"As spring approaches," runs the latest press release from the makers of the Go Guy pocket urinal (motto: "When there is nowhere to go, go where you are"), "more truckers will be heading out onto ...

Back to basics in apnea debate: The importance of sleep

| February 24, 2012

Last night on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program of fuel hauler Allen Smith and his wife, Donna, discussion of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board's joint work ...

Fox Sports to re-air truck episode

Overdrive staff | January 19, 2012

Big rig innovators will be featured on the Fox Sports Network Motorhead Garage TV show at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 29 and at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31. The episode with hosts Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman ...

Are you happy with your insurance company?

| January 18, 2012

Consumer insurance portal Insure.com recently tracked customer satisfaction by polling users of the site as to their happiness -- or lack thereof -- with their auto, home, life and health insurers, evaluating these keys areas; customer ...

FMCSA’s hours rule justification includes, well, guess who…

| December 29, 2011

You can imagine my surprise yesterday when, just as I'm perusing portions of the new hours rule's full text in preparation for a story or two I'm putting together for Truckers News and Overdrive, I ...

Big Idaho Potato Tour peels out behind T660 drives

| December 28, 2011

More trucking news here emerging from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl like a shoot from a half-pound baker left on the windowsill. You'll recall my post about the fine salute Women in Trucking delivered to ...

Kicking the habit: Why a blanket cell-phone ban won’t work

| December 15, 2011

As if hearing the plethora of truck drivers' objections to the prohibitions on handheld cell use in-cab while driving, minus any similar prohibition for the motoring public and given the wide problem of motorist distraction ...

Salute: Writer trumpets independent truckers

| December 14, 2011

Colleen Kelly Mellor (pictured) is a 30-year veteran of the classroom with near a decade in real estate. Today she's a writer who keeps a blog dedicated to items of "encouragement in a difficult world" ...

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