Minnesota

‘Parking firestorm’ cools into substantive, driver-led effort

| June 15, 2013

Independent owner-operator Jason Haggard is urging able drivers to join him at a June 18 council meeting in Coon Rapids, Minn., to begin the process of meeting with the city to address the parking fiasco ...

Catching flies with honey: A parking firestorm in Minnesota

| June 10, 2013

Following a widely circulated picture posted about the truck-parking ordinance banning trucking parking and passed by Coon Rapids, Minn., last year, Wendy reaches out to the city council.

The problem solver: Jim Vant of Crow Wing TransportImage Gallery

| June 06, 2013

The story of Vant's fleet's success, built on a strategy of good driver treatment: "I've never had a truck make me a dime -- it's the person sitting in the seat."

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.

Father-son team finds sweet gig shoring up dikes

| September 20, 2012

Gerald and Jake Albrecht spec'd these near-identical Kenworth W900L models with Rihm Kenworth in Northern Minnesota for side dump hauling around North Dakota levees.

Top drivers to square off

| August 02, 2012

The 75th anniversary 2012 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, hosted by American Trucking Associations, will be held August 7-11 in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

OOIDA challenging Minnesota out-of-service criteria

Jill Dunn | June 15, 2012

OOIDA is taking on Minnesota troopers and CVSA over amendment that allows out-of-service orders for fatigue based on reasonable suspicion.

Meet John Borofka, Dart Contractor of the Year

| April 07, 2012

When I tripped up to Dart Transit headquarters in Eagan, Minn., last month to visit with the Overdrive Owner-Operator of the Year, Dart-leased Larry Severson, I got the unexpected benefit of sitting in on a ...

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