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 ...

South African driver strike approaching closure after a violent week

| February 21, 2011

Always a shame to see haulers around the world taking out their on-road frustrations on their peers. The news in South Africa this morning (photo of striking drivers by Lerato Maduna) is that, after a ...

Best jobs of 2011: ‘Truck Driver’ ranks 171st

| February 04, 2011

And that's out of a total 200, listed from "best to worst" by the folks at careercast.com and publicized in a Wall Street Journal piece early in January. They claim to have based their rankings ...

International ocean carriers, truckers, navigate trouble in Egypt

| February 03, 2011

When I made a brief note about unrest brewing over rising food prices and the general employment situation in the North African states of Algeria and Tunisia in my post about the 2008 oil bubble ...

Snow, snow, more snow; making the most of it

| February 02, 2011

A Pilot Flying J stop on I-70 in Warrenton, Mo., is the subject of reporting on National Public Radio today, and I'd bet you can guess the subject matter. Hear audio of the story, which ...

Whole ‘lot of squealing’ on Missouri highway ramp

| January 25, 2011

Yesterday, reported KMBC TV in Kansas City, Mo., a highway resounded with "a lot of squealing" after a hauler on the ramp from I-435 North to I-35 turned over rounding the curve, spilling a load ...

Toll evasion = life sentence for Chinese ag hauler

| January 17, 2011

After public outcry over the severity of the life prison sentence handed down to a hauler of agricultural commodities for evading road tolls in China, the Chinese government is reportedly revisiting the sentence and has ...

Fair or foul?: A trucking story on Onion satirical news site

| January 11, 2011

Sandwiched between satirical headlines like "Fully Validated Kanye West Retires to Quiet Farm in Iowa" and "Virgin Mary Statue Crying for No Good Reason" today on TheOnion.com was this one: "Modern-Day Cowboy Rides 18-Wheeler Full ...

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