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Late driver did get a few laps in truck-trailer made just for him

| July 11, 2012

Jimmy Spiech took his personalized truck for 160,000 good miles before his death in 2006.

VID: Police chase ruins a container hauler’s day

| July 11, 2012

Yesterday I suspect had to be the worst day in memory for the container hauler you see in the video below. A police chase of a suspected child molester in Los Angeles began when the suspect ...

UPDATE: Bill Mack not back yet

| July 10, 2012

The day after we published the following look-back through some of the videos we've done with trucking radio legend Bill Mack, SiriusXM ran this July 2 update on the status of Mack's reported return as ...

Official issues warning on E15 fuel

| July 03, 2012

A certain ethanol blend fuel reportedly can damage small engines in things such as generators, chain saws, lawnmowers, boats and motorcycles.

The ‘Time Bandit’ electric cargo-strap roller

| July 03, 2012

Sometime flatbedder and former small fleet owner Johnny White finds inspiration in day-to-day problems -- that might not be the best way, however, to describe the occasion that spurred him on to his latest solution, ...

Financial freedom by age 65

| July 02, 2012

Make sure you continuously update your balance sheet – at least twice per year – to ensure you are meeting your financial goals.

Midnight Cowboy Bill Mack back in the saddle

| July 01, 2012

If you haven't heard, the trucking radio giant is back on overnight radio via Willie's Roadhouse on SiriusXM Channel 56, broadcasting Sunday through Friday in the midnight-3 a.m. Eastern time slot. A couple of years ...

Highway bill highlight reel

| June 28, 2012

The American Trucking Associations' summary of new highway bill items that are of interest to motor carriers, sent out to various media, follows -- I've rearranged a few items of driver/owner-operator interest to bring them ...

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