Roadside Attractions

Positives in trucking dog days in Truckers News — and more

| December 16, 2010

Since I blogged about musician Susanne Spirit's weekly shows at the TA East in Ontario, Calif., back in March, Spirit has continued to make great strides in combining her trucking-music act with her concern for ...

Scenes from the 2010 Rush Tech Skills RodeoImage Gallery

| December 14, 2010

I'm in San Antonio, Texas, this morning at the site of Rush Truck Centers' fifth annual Tech Skills Rodeo, which pits 65 (out of more than 700 entering) of the truck dealer/service center network's best ...

Top road-trip songs at Custom Rigs, from Pioneer

| December 13, 2010

Overdrive custom Class 8 dedicated magazine Custom Rigs recently reported news of Pioneer Electronics' first-ever poll of its customers that asked for the best "Road Trip" song. Willie Nelson's "On the road again" took top ...

‘Who’s inefficient?’ Four wheels or 18?

| December 10, 2010

So asks New Cumberland, Pa., resident and owner-operator Tom Bowers in a letter to the editor published in the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot-News, in response to a letter from another area resident heaping the bulk of ...

Custom Volvo Class 8 VHD pickup makes splash

| December 09, 2010

Volvo Trucks is offering customers the experience of a lifetime at the company's New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va., a little more interesting with the addition of a severe service model VHD built in modified ...

Fair or foul? Self-examination via the four-wheeler perspective

| December 08, 2010

We've brought it up from time to time here, no doubt -- no secret that the large majority of on-highway accidents involving large trucks follow an initial mistake made by the driver of a four-wheeled ...

Wikileaks offers window into Iranian trucking community

| December 07, 2010

However you feel about the WikiLeaks organization's recent and ongoing release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables, there's no doubt that many of the releases offer fascinating windows into the ways of world power -- and ...

Tony ‘the truck stop tiger’ — calls from the driver community to uncage him

| December 06, 2010

Nearly two years have passed since I first wrote about efforts by animal-rights activists (post from January 2009 originally on old Channel 19 blog home on Blogger.com) to require Gross Tete, La., Tiger Truck Stop owner ...

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