‘Tired truckers’ scare continues

| September 22, 2014

Here we go again: Following CNBC "Collision Course" series on truck accidents, 20/20 follows with "Road to Ruin" -- more from the public crash/fatigue discussion here.

Crowdfunding the DUDAD for a wake-up call at the docks

| September 20, 2014

Truck driver Chris Barbeau's invention that would provide a fairly simple solution to the wake-up call at shipper/receivers' docks is shooting for a $30,000 funding goal via a Kickstarter.com campaign.

Red Rover, Red Rover, send George right over

| September 19, 2014

Load negotiation as playground game -- and an extra push that misses the mark...

Truckers for Hope’s round two at St. Jude; Close brush with 60 below

| September 18, 2014

Chris Dowdy's headed back for some trucking outreach and engagement at St. Jude; and an emotional story from Keith "Palerider" Lawson's Youtube channel on the importance of winter preparedness.

Beware: Tasing is imminent

| September 17, 2014

In which Wendy stays home for George's turn to Laredo and back, at which point she is gifted a taser. Look out!

What will a mandatory minimum insurance hike cost an owner-operator?

| September 16, 2014

Liability insurance, particularly for new owner-operator businesses, can rank number one for in fixed costs for an independent without a truck payment -- $10K a year or more for a new business. If you've boosted your total coverage amount from $750K or $1 million upward in recent years, how much more did you subsequently pay in premiums?

Ken Fisher’s Pete 379: ‘I wanted the fire in my truck’

| September 15, 2014

One standout among the 2014 Pride & Polish National Championship Series was Kenneth Fisher’s 1997 Peterbilt 379, with its striking green flame graphics.  “I’ve been a firefighter all my life, so I wanted the fire in ...

Steve Allington: The ‘passionate’ kind of owner-operator

| September 15, 2014

Allington's passion extends through his owner-operator career to his work with the metal band Apnea.

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