Blogs

Good samaritan trucker shot at roadside to spark ‘Mike’s Law’ talk

On the Truth About Trucking program Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, Randy Tomblin will be interviewed. The trucker in September of 2006 was shot during what he initially thought was a good-Samaritan stop.

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You get what you pay for

Or 'Attack of the kidney stone, part 2.' George & Wendy choose the more expensive procedure to pulverize a kidney stone. Wait till you hear the alternative...

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Restart: Moving ahead

"Anybody restart hours today, by chance?" Readers react to -- and more of what to expect from -- the restart change put into effect by Congress this weekend.

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Rates: Look-back on November demand by state

DAT's Freight index remained up year over year in November. Here find a look what states were hot for outbound demand, measured by the outbound/inbound load ratio for the month.

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Driver training: Observations from the peanut gallery

Entry level driver training standards are "on the table ... it absolutely will affect the future of the entire industry. And it needs to be changed... So says the outsider. My job for the day is done."

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Data shows good earnings, especially for flatbed, independents

Average third quarter net income for ATBS clients was $14,464, a 9.4 percent increase from the same quarter in 2013.

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More voices on restart rollback; And a moving encounter off I-395 in Connecticut

Audio mailbag No. 2 on the restart as Congress mulls big spending bill; And: driver Scott LeVan's encounter with Ben, a wounded German Shepherd, brings tears to a grown man's eyes.

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Sensitive subjects

Disaster strikes: "We have a bad smell loose in the truck and I can't find the origin of it."

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Retention is the issue, not recruiting: An ‘alert’ from trucker Jeff Clark

Clark's personal story relative to pay, recruiting and retention on the new North American Trucking Alerts community, advocacy website.

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Triple play for The MAC

Newphew Blake Benton and the Mario Local Flyers win the state championship -- again! "If you're ever in the Northwestern region of Ohio on a Friday night during the fall, meander over to any of the high school football games and take a two-hour break that will restore your faith in mankind. "

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