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How-to: Identify quality air coils

| May 05, 2012

A quality air coil will exhibit good “strength, durability, flexibility, memory recoil and performance in hot and cold temperatures,” say the writers behind parts manufacturer Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips monthly newsletter. A chief consideration ...

Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

| May 04, 2012

EOBRs can give owner-operators a powerful tool when dealing with customers and the shipping/receiving facilities relative to detention time. Given that stopped time and location is easily retrievable with the systems, operators now have ready-made ...

Oil gamble on Wall Street? Speculation back in the headlines

| May 03, 2012

President Obama is hammering on oil speculators again, while Republican opponents such as House Speaker John Boehner and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney are calling the talk about speculation hooey, falling back on the same ...

Driver health audiobook free download

| May 03, 2012

The docs/publishers behind the Man in White organization are trumpeting a 30-day free trial of Audible.com's download service that enables drivers to download the Truckers' Road to Health audiobook free of charge (normally, it's $23.85). I wrote about ...

Former hauler loses 100 pounds with dance

| May 02, 2012

Need proof "small steps can lead to big results" in attempts to lose weight? Look no farther than "Big John" Drury, who at his heaviest weighed 400 pounds, reported Local 12 News in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

Interviewing NFI ‘roadside midwife’ Mike Hawthorne

| May 01, 2012

How many roadside midwives do you know? Such is the unlikely description that can now be appropriately applied to NFI driver Mike Hawthorne, of Somerdale, N.J. Since I wrote about him several weeks back, the ...

Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

| May 01, 2012

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date ...

Humor in all places: Weigh stations, auto hauler suppliers…

| April 30, 2012

That'll be $5, driver When we quizzed operators via Overdrive's Facebook page about their funniest weigh-station memories, moving van hauler Robert McConnell didn’t hesitate: “Many years ago at a Colorado scale, when you used to have to ...

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