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Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

Rick Blatter | July 09, 2014

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

| June 28, 2014

In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything ...

Wendy rants back

| June 22, 2014

In which Wendy responds to Whoopi Golderberg's recent trucking-related YouTube rant with one of her own. . .

Restart watch: Whoopi doesn’t get it either

| June 17, 2014

"Attention mainstream media: There are a lot of people out here who think the changes that have been proposed in draft legislation may actually, on the contrary, 'strengthen safety rules,'" contrary to what NYT editorial ...

‘Restart’ hits the mainstream; rhyming couplets for the road

| June 14, 2014

As with Anne Ferro's now-infamous blog post about the Congressional efforts relative to the restart, NPR's report on hours makes it sound like an attack on the entire rule is at issue.

Why the general public should also know what ‘barratry’ means

| June 04, 2014

A full-page ad in Maxim magazine equating truckers with serial killers spawns an effort to get the magazines removed from retail outlets. A little kudos goes to some truck stops who've joined the effort.

Attention seeking at its finest

| January 31, 2014

Wendy responds to an editorial in the news recently that heaped scorn on truckers and the industry.

Truck haters and Mother freakin’ Nature

| January 29, 2014

"Just another day in trucking. A crappy one. But that's OK because it still beats night shift at a nursing home, and we both woke up breathing again. So there's that."

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