education

Learning the support ropes: D’Ann Shapiro-Landman

How Shapiro-Landman transitioned to "glove-box office" manager for her husband's soon-to-be-minted owner-operator business after a law enforcement career.

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A basic understanding of the magic … of the diesel

"How terrifying would it be to pull into a service bay at a shop and have me pop out to run a diagnostic? I can take your blood pressure while we wait ..."

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Two new books for the kids

One from close to home -- children's book "Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries and Smiles" from the TN Trucking Foundation -- and former driver Susan Burton's "My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck."

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Trucking social media 101

"The minute you post something to the internet, no matter what the venue may be, it becomes everyone's business."

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The best advice I ever got about trucking

Wendy Parker runs down some answers to the question, including this nugget: “Listen to the old-timers in all their trucking BS -- there is always a grain of truth, and you learn something.”

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Video: A highway-safety public service announcement from the pros

Christopher Fiffie's BigRig Videos Youtube channel recently featured the following video PSA -- from veteran truckers to the general public on safe driving around trucks.

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You can’t fix foulness

Wendy, following a close call with an outrageous four-wheeler: "Sometimes, educating the public is hard."

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Trucking 101

Learning long and hard: "I haven't developed the nerves it takes to play these monkey games. I'm still panicky when the truck isn't rolling."

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MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place as early as this summer.

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Trucking advocacy, education — getting started early

Twelve-year-old Coalton Fannin -- son of longtime trucker Billy Fannin -- delivered this speech to his class on some of the finer points of the trucking business.

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