education

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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Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheeler

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

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5 things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

From typical speed to on-the-road conditions and pay packages, misunderstood elements of the trucking business remain in the dark for many in the general public.

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TCA offers online certification course with Truckers Against Trafficking

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) earlier this year to help combat the illegal sale of human beings for sex in North America. Utilizing TCA resources in its "Truckload Academy" educational arm, the organization developed an online test for those interested in becoming a certified Trucker Against Trafficking. At the Great American Trucking Show, TCA reached out to the trucking community in person by conducting the seven certification ...

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Tractor-trailers: The new storks

After a conversation with Wendy, a four-year-old to her Mom: “That lady said he brings everything in a truck, he brought my shoes and he's going to bring our baby when it comes!”

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Getting loaded with the laypeople

"I think if the general public had a better idea of what actually goes on in getting their Oreos to the Kroger, they might just reconsider cutting that truck off in traffic."

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‘Grandpa and the Truck’ — book 2 out now

Colleen Kelly Mellor's children's book series highlights true tales from her husbands 30-year career, much of it spent as a household-goods-hauling owner-operator.

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PHOTOs: Bridgestone’s retread process, tire maintenance and more

A pictorial tour through Bridgestone's La Vergne, Tenn., North American Manufacturing Education Center and retread plant.

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