Roadside Attractions

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 ...

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 ...

Holloway Sisters, good music, nice truck, and a joke

| April 29, 2012

Nice truck, don't you think? Drivers, meet the Holloway Sisters, Michelle (right) and Sondra, both of whom we met here next to Jimmy Jabo's custom 1953 Ford F100 on the grounds of Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, ...

Sleep apnea reg recommendations: Comments closed?

| April 24, 2012

If you've missed the news as yet, the recommendations put forward by the joint meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on sleep ...

Truck safety flames fanned in Ind.; columnist banks dinner with police chief

| April 23, 2012

When Jerry Davich, columnist at the Post-Tribune of Chicago-area Merrillville, Ind., wrote about the case of an Indiana truck-car accident in which a death occurred recently, an area police chief challenged him to sit for ...

More trucks, scenes from Knoxville show last week

| April 22, 2012

Cinderella sleeper storyI was stoked at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show in Knoxville, Tenn., last weekend when, on Saturday morning, this yellow Mack pulled into the lot with none other than my childhood hometown of ...

Lucky 13: Natural gas engines performing well in ready-mix

| April 21, 2012

Chicago-based Ozinga Ready Mix drivers report plenty of power and responsive shifting from 13 Cummins-Westport natural gas-powered Kenworth mixer trucks now in operation, moving from its Chinatown Plant near downtown. “Since city officials are trying to ...

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