Roadside Attractions

Truckers’ attorney Paul Taylor, FMCSA rep at social media meeting

| May 29, 2012

The folks with the Truck Driver Social Media Convention are gearing up for their second annual meeting -- and have been sharing highlights of the two-day program in process for Oct. 27-28 in Kansas City ...

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 ...

Imagine running for the same fleet for 50 years…

| May 25, 2012

Can you? We’ve heard no shortage of stories of independents who’ve stayed active that long leased to different carriers or on their own, but never with the same company. (If you have, I'm all ears!) I ...

One child’s dream come true, in a truck

| May 24, 2012

If you've never participated in one of the Make-a-Wish convoys -- which pair children with trucks to make dreams come true and support the work of various Make-a Wish Foundation chapters around the nation -- ...

iPhone or Android? Titans neck and neck among drivers

| May 19, 2012

It’s neck and neck between the two smartphone giants among fans of Overdrive’s Facebook page weighing in on a proposed choice between the iPhone or one among many of Google Android-powered devices (Motorola Droid Razr ...

Story in NY times tars oil field exemption

| May 18, 2012

I've been at work covering the uptick in oil field work surrounding new drilling techniques that have been enabling new oil and gas wells to explode in a number of areas around the country, from ...

Owner-operator on CNN FitNation team trains in Hawaii

| May 17, 2012

Last week, when I interviewed Roadrunner Transportation-leased owner-operator Glenn Keller (pictured, second from left) about his ongoing training to be a part of CNN's FitNation Triathlon Challenge, he mentioned to me that he was headed ...

Owner-operators back in the news on EOBRs

| May 14, 2012

The latest is following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's formal removal of the remedial-directive rule, which would have required carriers with big hours compliance problems to install electronic onboard recorders. After being thrown out ...

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