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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 ...

Bug-removal tip: Scotch Brite ‘Dobie’ pads

| June 28, 2012

This one comes by way of owner-operator Henry Albert's blog, where he shares an anecdote about the Scotch Brite "Dobie" cleaning pads (pictured) he uses to clean bugs from his windshield -- and how he ...

Check in with ‘Roadcookin’ authors on online radio

| June 27, 2012

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

Irish truckers report on South Korean truckers’ strike

| June 26, 2012

An estimated 80 percent of the 380,000 total South Korean truckers were reported to have gone on strike "demanding the introduction of standard freight charges, a 30 percent rise in transportation fees and revised laws ...

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