responsibility

Author: ‘U.S. law in need of simplification, basic human empathy’

"Overhaul and simplify the law to release the energy and passion of Americans so that we can begin to address the challenges of our society." --Philip K. Howard, from a 2010 talk that rings with messages directly applicable to trucking

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Use your head: Don’t shut down Oct. 11-13

"Let's make sure that the public knows there are members of the trucking industry that are informed and are a part of the political process and are not anarchist thugs."

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Readers on the crash-fault ‘shell game’

In denying the possibility of fault determination, advocacy groups ignore the majority of car-truck crashes.

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The responsibilities of gun ownership

Wendy Parker details her personal history with firearms: "Be safe out there, and thank God you're an American, because I sure as hell do."

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Are you ready to go independent?

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

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MADSEN: With more value-added services on trucks, driver value declines

If you missed this post to Phil Madsen's Learning Something New Every Day blog, from earlier in the month, give it a gander soon as you can. It's a must-read for the quality of analysis it gives to the expediting owner-operator's first experience with software that can, with an operator's permission, track his cell phone in lieu of utilizing an expensive on-board load tracker. Madsen -- rightly, in this case, we think -- refused to cooperate, ...

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