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Pushing back with positive press

| October 29, 2014

"There are as many good trucking stories as there are bad, and while there will always be bad press, it would be nice if we could get just a little more recognition of the countless ...

When the road leads nowhere

| October 16, 2014

Hotshot hauler Jeff Ward crosses a road to nowhere; And mainstream media -- helped along by the Uber ride-sharing service -- works to turn "independent contractor" into a dirty word.

Trucking far from ‘under-regulated’: Reactions to CNBC’s ‘Collision course’ series

| August 01, 2014

The CNBC series itself wondered why there is not a "national outcry" for more trucking regulations. As reader Dianne Vranesic put it quite simply, "'Under-regulated'? Are you kidding?"

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.

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