Blogs

Where and when deer strikes are most likely

| October 20, 2014

If there is a season for deer strikes out on the highway, State Farm reminds us in a recent analysis of customer data, we're in it -- with the worst of it yet to come. What were the circumstances the last time you hit (or closely missed) a deer on the road?

Time travel, trucker style

| October 19, 2014

Even if you had a genuine alien abductor to take you away from that most dreaded stretch of boring highway, it wouldn't matter, according to George: "Tires aren't rated for wormholes, can't run 'em. And I'm pretty sure some of your friends are aliens.”

Video: 20-year-old TX intrastate hauler Chris Miller

| October 18, 2014

The latest in Tex Crowley's "Life of a Trucker" series of profile vids features this young driver, who issues a plea to those getting into the industry to work together to restore the respect for each other he feels was much more common when he was growing up.

Sleep at home is overrated

| October 17, 2014

Missing the lullaby of an idling truck... "If you have insomnia, I highly recommend it, though I doubt an insurance company will pay for a Freightliner as sleep therapy."

When the road leads nowhere

| October 16, 2014

Hotshot hauler Jeff Ward crosses a road to nowhere; And mainstream media -- helped along by the Uber ride-sharing service -- works to turn "independent contractor" into a dirty word.

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