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Gigantic stop signs for oblivious truckers

Apparently road signs are nothing to be paid attention to in Sydney, Australia. So much so that for semi-trucks down under, the city had to create giant stop signs that appear in a water feature in the middle of the road.

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The adventures of Miss Super Samaritan

When congestion courtesies become traffic and safety nightmares.

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Managing the monster known as CSA

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

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The writing on the wall

Hard truths: European trucking technology tends to lead adoption in the states. Dash-mounted video cameras, EOBRs, breathalyzers as required equipment can be expected here.

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Rules that ‘decimate’ trucking? Sounds familiar

Rule changes are bringing much uncertainty to a trucking industry far, far from the U.S.

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Out on der Autobahn

I just got back from a Daimler Trucks press tip trip to Gaggenau, Germany to see the North American unveiling of the new DT12 automated manual truck transmission. It was the first of two Daimler trips this month: The second comes along in two weeks, when I’ll fly to Dusseldorf to see the latest incarnation of the company’s successful Sprinter van, with a revamped look and an all-new powertrain. My trip this week was a fine ...

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These nine factory sectors are hot

The Institute for Supply Management's April survey shows that economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded last month for the fifth consecutive month.

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Knowing if you’re ready to buy

Assessing net worth relative to your age says more than you think about your ability to purchase a truck and succeed as an owner-operator.

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Sonic rises to the occasion in serving truckers

The Sonic Drive-In in Valliant, Okla., has built an ordering stall 3 feet higher than normal.

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Why be an owner-operator?

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

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