education

A basic understanding of the magic … of the diesel

| February 13, 2015

"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 ..."

Two new books for the kids

| February 10, 2015

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."

Trucking social media 101

| October 25, 2014

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

The best advice I ever got about trucking

| September 11, 2014

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.”

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

| September 03, 2014

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.

You can’t fix foulness

| May 30, 2014

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

Trucking 101

| May 21, 2014

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."

MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

| March 28, 2014

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 ...

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