Roadside Attractions

Operators pitch in to foil suicide attempt, take two

| April 18, 2012

It was truckers to the rescue again Monday in Minneapolis as a suicidal man stood poised to jump, hanging onto nothing more than the outside of a chain-link fence at the edge of a 25-foot-high ...

Excerpting ‘Roll On,’ a novel by Fred Afflerbach

| April 17, 2012

The book is out, owner-operators. And what a book it is, telling the story, as I've written here, of owner-operator Ubi Sunt, an old-school "bedbugger" and child of the orphan trains facing down in the ...

New hotel-search iPhone app from Booking.com

| April 15, 2012

Need a hotel last-minute on the road? The new free Booking.com Tonight app for the iPhone taps into the Booking.com website's global listings for more than 200,000 hotels and other accommodations and offers some built-in price ...

NFI driver delivers third roadside baby

| April 11, 2012

I was all set this morning to write about the debate over the appropriate strategy toward dealing with fraud in the trucking industry from crooked poseur brokers and the like (tune in tomorrow for more ...

Owner-operator on the guv’s blog

| April 06, 2012

Owner-operator Paul Ahles utilized the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's program for low, 4 percent financing of auxiliary power units to purchase the APU on his truck today, and as a participant in the program he ...

Tackle, oil patch service and a joke: Channel 19 Thursday round-up

| April 05, 2012

Win Bass Pro Shops gift certificate from VIPro TruckForce networkFor the fish-happy among you (weather's been good for it over much of the nation, that's certain), ongoing through the end of May, operators utilizing the ...

A note from Schneider on their Dallas facility

| April 04, 2012

  I received the note below just now from the folks at Schneider National. Luckily, none of the company's personnel at their Dallas-area facility were injured or killed when yesterday's tornadoes tore through, as has been ...

Get the Xtra Lease size/weight guide in free download

| April 04, 2012

I first came across Xtra Lease's wonderfully comprehensive annual size and weight guide back in late 2010, when covering the grand opening of the company's new Nashville terminal location, following the flooding that made its ...

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