Blogs

Saturday round-up: Spring cleaning, chaining the trailer to the coil, best wisecracks of the year

Terminator once declared he could not self-destruct -- how about self-driving vehicles?; an e-log solution for the ages; and a check-in with flatbed owner-operator Joe Bielucki's real-man coils and overdue spring cleaning. . .

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Video: Making the transition to owner-operator

The expanded freedom and earning potential of running as an owner-operator come with a big tradeoff: greater self-discipline and more demanding money management.

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Don’t get ‘beat up’ on rates: Strong service to keep the customer honest

This podcast talk with owner-operator Monte Wiederhold focuses in on the direct-customer base Wiederhold notes he’s been fortunate to maintain through the recent "ebb and flow" years of spotty freight and demand in the wider economy, and the emphasis on timely communication and dependability that's helped immensely to keep those customers.

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Where do the English muffins go for lunch?

"I totally get why I can't have a hamburger during breakfast hours at some places, and unlike William Foster, I don't freak out when I miss the deadline for sausage gravy and biscuits. I do, however, wonder where the English muffins go after 12 p.m."

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‘Not adding up’: Following Supreme Court’s hit to ELD challenge, owner-operators reckon with next steps

In the wake of the Supreme Court's official denial of OOIDA's appeal for it to throw out the ELD rule, attention turned to the Trump administration and, more closely, Congress. A bevy of readers faced down the reality of further limited options for an ELD challenge.

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The littlest truck show that could

"The 2nd Annual Take Pride Truck Show is in the books. We ended the weekend with a whopping total of $6,300 and some change, raised for Truckersfinalmile.org. To date, this is the largest dollar amount raised at a truck show for this charity, and we are thrilled to have been a part of it."

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Saturday round-up: Put a diaper on your dump; Video — Black Out military tribute rig at Rolling Thunder

The "Dumpster Diaper" company's product prevents leakage from some dump bodies/trailers, and video of Chuck Timbrook and military veterans' presentation of the colors ahead of the Rolling Thunder rally and ride two weekends back.

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Just his $2 worth

Bill Weaver's got a unique plan to draw attention to truckers' concerns: "Let's all get with our banks and have them order us in $2 bills to spend on the road for expenses ... as a form of protest to let the public know our plight."

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Thursday round-up: HHG hauler Finn Murphy’s excellent memoir, ‘Bear in the air’ makes radio primetime

Hear Truckers News editor David Hollis' podcast talk with household goods hauling owner-operator Finn Murphy about his new memoir, and: Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got ourselves a radio spot!

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2nd annual Take Pride Truck Show, June 9-10, 2017

"Please let me gush for a minute to thank and give a shout out to all our friends who helped. We are so honored to have been asked to help plan and organize this event. I am always in awe of how generous this industry is."

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