Truth About Trucking

Rest area parking: Possible expansion of services for truckers sparks debate

The expansion of these services would allow states to bring in more money and possibly help keep rest areas open as parking options for truckers, advocates argue. NATSO, however, says the expansions could undercut truck stop business.

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Murdered trucker’s family engages with drivers

David Clark will be among guests on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program at 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15.

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Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

A look back at three operators/advocates recently featured in a brief driver-appreciation Q&A at Load Delivered Logistics' website.

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Treadle valve corrosion a growing problem?

Adjustment isn't the only brake problem going -- observer and longtime former driver Allan Powell suggests treadle valve corrosion is a growing issue.

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Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

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Hours, EOBRs: Adapt or fight?

Owner-operators' No. 2 named challenge, the unsettled nature of the hours of service regulations and a potential electronic logs mandate, has moved some to embrace change, others to fight for fairness.

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O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.

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Truck parking push not over with Jason’s Law

Following the cheers that went up around the trucking community for the “Jason’s Law” truck parking legislation’s inclusion in the MAP-21 highway bill in June, owner-operators like Overdrive reader William McKelvie put a quick lid on the possibility of any resulting driver complacency relative to the parking problem. “While everyone has jumped on the proverbial happy happy joy joy bandwagon about Jason's law passing, we continue to have no answer as to the actual dollar amounts ...

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Check in with ‘Roadcookin’ authors on online radio

Authors of the Roadcookin' guide to healthy eating on the road interviewed on online radio.

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Truckers’ attorney Paul Taylor, FMCSA rep at social media meeting

The folks with the Truck Driver Social Media Convention are gearing up for their second annual meeting -- and have been sharing highlights of the two-day program in process for Oct. 27-28 in Kansas City via the AsktheTrucker.com blog. Among the presenters this year will be Elaine Papp, Division Chief of the FMCSA's  Office of Medical Programs. Got a question relative to driver medical qualifications / FMCSA's plans to regulate the sleep apnea condition? Given the ...

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