Roadside Attractions

Jason’s Law: Time for action is now

| November 10, 2011

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved a two-year transportation authorization bill (S. 1813, or MAP-21) extending current funding levels and making other enhancements that could lead, said Committee Chairwoman Barbara ...

Tanking independent — Meet owner-operator Dan BollingerImage Gallery

| November 06, 2011

Hauling in a 2007 Peterbilt 379 (pictured) -- "one of the legacy class editions," he says, with a 48-inch flattop sleeper -- owner-operator Dan Bollinger just got his own authority early this year. He hauls ...

No-cost consultations for spine/lower back injury available

| November 03, 2011

Back pain gotten out of control? Dr. Richard Kaul of New Jersey Spine and Rehabilitation has teamed up with the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund to provide no-cost consultations and MRI reviews for truck ...

Memphis expo and Nashville show this weekend

| October 19, 2011

Outreach, education in Memphis I had the good fortune of meeting Niki Brown and her husband, independent owner-operator Steve Nelson, this past weekend at the Truck Driver Social Media Convention (if you missed my reporting ...

Fighting the ‘cold war’ with Ted Nugent

| October 04, 2011

With winter weather well on its way, and with it the looming threat of a gelling stranglehold on your fuel tanks, Power Service Products hope's you'll take note of their "Buy American/Made in the U.S.A." ...

Driver John Irish wins Carhartt sweepstakes

| October 01, 2011

Remember the "Art you Carhartt tough?" sweepstakes? I wrote about the two finalists earlier this year, both of them with some behind-the-wheel experience. John Irish (pictured, middle), the ultimate winner, Carhartt announced, and his wife ...

Citizen to accident lawyers: Lighten up on anti-truck ads

| September 28, 2011

"How many times a day do you hear on TV ads from lawyers making statements such as, 'big trucks can cause serious injuries?'" So asked a reader, Bill Hughes, of the Tennessean newspaper, based in ...

Fitting insurance to the operator — trends in usage-based pricing

| September 27, 2011

If you missed a feature about insurance costs I wrote for the August edition of Overdrive, it contained a brief item relative to how insurance companies determine customer risk -- and as a result of ...

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