Roadside Attractions

Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

| November 23, 2011

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting ...

Heads-up: NY Times on truckers’ health

| November 22, 2011

The U.S. newspaper of record, the New York Times, devoted significant ink to many truck drivers' moves toward improving their health in their Monday edition. The primary feature, by Abby Ellin and well-illustrated with pictures ...

Cabover extra in ‘Real Steel’ film to be auctioned Dec. 8

| November 16, 2011

Joyce Smith, co-owner of Ron Smith Trucking of Breckenridge, Mich., shuttered the company about a year ago, a month after her husband passed away. The small fleet's equipment will be auctioned off on Dec. 8 ...

Mack Trucks on ‘Made in America’ TV Tues., Nov. 15

| November 13, 2011

The Made in America series will feature Mack Trucks in an episode Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Mack continues to build every truck it sells in North America -- and every truck it exports -- ...

‘Talented truckers’ TV show looking for … talented truckers

| November 12, 2011

A television production company has a rather off-the-wall idea it's helping one of the major cable channels develop -- it wants to create a talent-competition-type series (a la American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, et ...

Want a first look at TruckersEdge’s new mobile site?

| November 09, 2011

All owner-operator subscribers to the TruckersEdge.net load-board service from TransCore can look forward to a new smartphone-optimized mobile site to launch officially late this year or early next, says Transcore product manager Scott McCollister. The screenshots ...

Setting the pace with owner-operator Henry Albert

| November 08, 2011

Sunday's post on Overdrive 2007 Trucker of the Year Henry Albert's blog caught my eye with what it says about thinking outside the box to ensure success in running an independent business. In the post, ...

FCC continues hold on ‘Trucker TV’ exemption

| November 07, 2011

Since 2004, missing persons advocate Marc Klaas of the Klaas Kids Foundation has been part of an effort by a company associated with Flying J travel plazas to get an FCC exemption to establish a ...

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