Owner-Operators

IRT without Lisa Kelly: Downer for many fans

| June 06, 2012

With Ice Road Truckers' sixth season premiere on the History Channel last Sunday, fans were reportedly bummed by the absence of the biggest star the show's produced, trucker Lisa Kelly. (Find my 2010 interview with ...

Want a chance to win free breakfast for life?

| June 05, 2012

Denny's restaurants' 50-state-challenge kicks off with proprietary mobile applications for Android and iPhone -- participants get a chance to win free breakfast for life.

Photo: Face of a longtime driver damaged by sunlight

| June 05, 2012

A stunning photo from the New England Journal of Medicine shows the damaging effects of ultraviolet sunlight on the left side of a 69-year-old longtime truck driver's face.

Move some tarps, get some tarps

| June 04, 2012

If the Tarps Plus company has its way, you may well in future take a load of its tarps and get paid in, well, tarps. Check out this story on the San Francisco Chronicle's website, which ...

Are you a natural gas truck owner-operator?

| June 04, 2012

Overdrive's brand-new June issue features our quarterly section devoted to the severe service niche that's heavy this time around on coverage of natural-gas-powered engine technology, leading with the story of a Chicago ready-mix concrete outfit ...

What does your fuel surcharge look like?

| June 03, 2012

A poll that asks for owner-operators' thoughts on the use of fuel surcharges as a cushioning agent against spikes in fuel prices sparked some discussion on Facebook last week. Owner-operators Linda Caffee, Jeff Clark and others were ...

Channel 19’s Friday trucking news quiz

| June 01, 2012

A brief quiz on the week's news -- play yourself! Post answers in the comments here then go back through the past week's blog entries to check your results. Get all five without cheating? You ...

One Girl Trucking: ‘More courtesy now’

| June 01, 2012

An encounter with a pair of joy-riding, inconsiderate motorcyclists over Memorial Day turned dramatic when truck driver Bethany, blogging at One Girl Trucking, decided enough was enough and confronted the bikers at a red light. Read ...

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