truck drivers

Webinar: Trucking freight stays strong

Transportation-dependent manufacturing growth has been leading the recovery, which is slowing down.

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My first run behind the wheel

Next time you ask if I've driven before, I can at least say "yes" before the qualifiers (well, "at 40 mph, if that," "with an automatic transmission," "no trailer on") begin. A visit to Schneider National headquarters in Green Bay, Wis., to bear witness to the truckload carrier's 75th Anniversary celebration June 10 yielded unexpected delights, let's say.  First, though, I got to try out one of the company's simulators. At the the Schneider Driver Training Center, company safety VP Don Osterberg and driver-trainer Dale ...

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Weavil named Highway Angel

Joseph Weavil notified authorities and led them to an accident scene that was not visible from the road.

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Aux power unit

Mantis Metalworks' Mantis-175 Auxiliary Power Unit was developed to lower fuel costs while maintaining creature comforts while a truck is idled.

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iPhone Apps

PCS Software's iLoadFinder app reads the iPhone's GPS location and retrieves available loads within a certain radius of the phone.

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Flex-Arm Light

PenGrip's MyGripLight can help truck drivers organize and see better while traveling on the road.

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Out-of-Service Criteria publication

CVSA is releasing the 2010 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.

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Doyle Blackerby writes his life in trucking

The Gadsden Times in Alabama published a rich story this past Sunday by correspondent Harry D. Butler about a great American original in Doyle Blackerby, 38-year commercial hauler, born in lower-state Leeds, Ala. His career followed the development of the interstate highway system, beginning just out of the Army in 1950 (where he'd served as a driver) with a small company based in Leeds and then for Howard Hall of Birmingham and other Magic City outfits. (Handle: Dandy Rabbit.) Blackerby's been ...

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In praise of a good scale

A scale can be the bane of a truck driver's existence, turning a long-held friendly rural-shipper relationship sour when an inaccurate estimation of cargo weight is found faulty 50 miles down the road at the nearest weigh point. That 50-mile return trip gives a driver a lot of time to think about just who is at fault.   Though I imagine some may have thought it impossible, when you hear what Kenyan haulers are going through in ...

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Drivers named ‘Angels’

Marten Transport driver James McDowell and Danny Carmichael, a driver for Trucks Inc., have been selected as Highway Angels.

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