Roadside Attractions

Union campaign to boost inspection dollars tars truckers

| July 12, 2012

Can you imagine your state's government employees resorting to something like this? The image here is of a billboard, among other similar ads that are part of a campaign being waged by British Columbia, Canada's weigh-station ...

Jabin Bogan’s Mexico entry re-enacted

| July 10, 2012

The latest news, from AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca in El Paso, Texas, notes that on July 5, U.S. truck driver Jabin Bogan's defense team gathered with local officials, prosecutors (which is trying Bogan on ...

Like pork rinds? Contest for year’s supply begins 7/1

| June 21, 2012

Starting July 1, you'll have a chance to win a years' supply of pork rinds (and $1,500) from Rudolph Foods by sharing a video filling in the following blank: "Three things I always have in ...

Would the professional drivers please raise hands?

| June 13, 2012

At a fueling station in Dayton, Ohio, Kevin Burch, President of the Jet Express truck line, saw a decal (pictured) on the side of a flatbed as he was fueling. The message, "This truck helps ...

From toilets to roads — concrete from the potty

| June 08, 2012

It's "poticrete," actually, the name given an aggregate mix the city of Bellingham, Wash., used for a paved trail project -- a big portion of the aggregate is made of crushed toilets, sinks and other ...

’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 ...

Sound off on CSA changes via score/data preview

| June 06, 2012

As CVSA's RoadCheck inspection blitz continues this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a call to action that makes clear the importance of safety scoring to motor carriers and independents. Through the ...

Channel 19′s Friday trucking news quiz

| June 01, 2012

A brief quiz on the week's news -- play yourself! Post answers in the comments here then go back through the past week's blog entries to check your results. Get all five without cheating? You ...

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