82-year-old gets a trucking wish; Minnesota horse northbound and down

| June 14, 2011

Queen of the road A story in the Doylestown, Pa., Intelligencer newspaper details the Twilight Wish Foundation's efforts to grant a long-haul wish to 82-year-old Margarette Kirsch. In late May, she set out of a 15-day ...

Driving Miss Crazy shoots straight

| June 02, 2011

Just how Birmingham News "Driver's Side" traffic columnist Ginny MacDonald settled on the handle Driving Miss Crazy is something of a mystery. But like the friendship that evolved between the black chauffeur and the elderly ...

Utility plant back in action after Va. tornado

| May 16, 2011

You'll no doubt recall the Petro Stopping Centers location in Glade Spring, Va., that was hit by a tornado during the big outbreak back in late April. (Find information about it in my post from ...

The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

| April 25, 2011

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't ...

EOBRs controversy over the national airwaves missing extant/emerging solutions

| April 22, 2011

Wednesday, National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" program ran this piece on the issue of the proposed federal mandate for electronic on-board recorder use for hours-of-service monitoring. If it goes into effect, virtually all interstate haulers ...

New diesel thieves; ‘American Trucker’ visits the custom shops

| March 17, 2011

High-tech diesel thieves You know fuel prices are bad when you start seeing reports such as the one published yesterday via the website of Central Florida's WFTV. "Some long-haul truckers found a new way to steal ...

Notable independent Colorado truck stop closes shop; chance encounters on the road

| February 25, 2011

The Rocky Mountain Travel Center just north of Pueblo, Colo., on I-25 exit 110 closed up shop yesterday, reported Carlos Mora of the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper. According to Mora's report, the owner cites a confluence ...

Mack CEO shined as plant worker on ‘Undercover Boss’

| February 22, 2011

This past Sunday, as we wrote here last week, Mack Trucks CEO Denny Slagle appeared on the popular CBS show Undercover Boss disguised in a mustache, cap, and toupee. Slagle (pictured, right) struggled to install ...

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