Strikes, stonings back in the South African trucking mix

| October 15, 2012

A three-week work stoppage by a majority of South African drivers that resorted in trucker-to-trucker violence shows history can repeat itself just one year on.

Four-wheeler scare-quotes ‘professional’

| October 08, 2012

A letter writer to a Minnesota newspaper, contending there's an epidemic of big-rig drivers' speeding on the nation's highways, is suffering from tunnel vision when he mocks drivers' "professional" badge of honor.

Too big for Texas?

| September 13, 2012

For one Texas rest stop: Trucks. And if ATA's Bill Graves has his way, the 85 mph speed limit on a stretch of State Highway 130.

A look at a Mexican hauler’s business

| July 27, 2012

A window into the life and hauling business of a third-generation independent Mexican trucker in 2012, full of extortion, graft, shakedown...

Oil/gas boom in N.D. generates owner-operator opportunities

| July 26, 2012

A report from an NPR listener bemoaned truck traffic in his native Watford City, N.D., associated with the oil boom -- but that boom is proving golden for many owner-operators.

Diesel exhaust listed by WHO as cancer causing agent

| July 23, 2012

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has formally categorized diesel exhaust as cancer-causing but fails to recognize advancements in diesel technology in the developed world.

No Doubt behind the big-rig wheel with ‘Settle Down’

| July 17, 2012

Band No Doubt's first single release in a decade comes with a video featuring the crew rendezvousing for a reunion party behind the wheels of big rigs.

New book series for the kids: ‘Grandpa and the Truck’

| July 16, 2012

Former independent household goods hauler's wife Colleen Kelly Mellor's new series of "Grandpa and the Truck" children's books blends trucking respect with educational needs.

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