freight

Video, pics: Custom 1988 FreightlinerImage Gallery

| February 21, 2013

Davis custom-built the FLD after locating it in a salvage yard in 2000 -- today he hauls reefer freight with it primarily between Illinois, Texas, Florida and his home base in Michigan.

Mandated freight network in the works

| February 14, 2013

The Federal Highway Administration published a notice last week laying down some groundwork for the National Freight Network required to be established by the MAP-21.

Getting loaded with the laypeople

| January 16, 2013

"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."

Slowing down with sailboat fuel

| January 07, 2013

“'Sailboat fuel' is a dumb saying. Because sailboats have motors and there is no such thing as an airtight trailer that can haul wind.” More notes on the long deadhead here.

Meet owner-operator Tim PhilmonImage Gallery

| December 17, 2012

Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.

The improbable fruits of annoyance

| October 22, 2012

Would you believe only 3 percent of auto drivers actually comply with residential stop signs? Such was seen by longtime observer of annoying human behavior John Trinkaus, explored further here.

Blessed with health — and good humor

| October 14, 2012

Wendy Parker thanks the Lord for her family's health -- and plans a future of hauling in Africa for her husband.

Are you ready to go independent?

| August 07, 2012

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

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