Trucking 101

| May 21, 2014

Learning long and hard: "I haven't developed the nerves it takes to play these monkey games. I'm still panicky when the truck isn't rolling."

Is going independent a fading dream?

| May 20, 2014

An Overdrive poll in late 2013 showed half of our readers believe industry changes have made it more difficult to get your operating authority and be profitable.

‘Black Out’ 1999 Freightliner of Charles Timbrook

| May 20, 2014

W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook's "Black Out" 265-inch wheelbase 1999 Freightliner Classic.

Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama, Truck-Lite, Amsoil, Fontaine Modification, Rotary Lift

| May 19, 2014

Drivers looking for Yokohama Tire Corp.’s ultra-wide base tires have a new source: Love’s Travel Stop network. YTC announced that Love’s – which has 191 Truck Tire Care locations nationwide – will carry two UWB ...

I love the smell of 70W in the morning…

| May 18, 2014

Three creative solutions to long-haul storage problems in the new truck.

Pride & Polish: A photo gallery to end all galleries

| May 17, 2014

If you've missed it as yet, check out the 400-plus photo gallery from the Pride & Polish event a few weeks gone in Wildwood, Fla., over on the P&P website.

Put the brakes on inspection

| May 16, 2014

"We had our first Landstar 90-120-day inspection this week. It just so happened to fall right before the big Safety Push 2014, and although it ended up being expensive, I'm really glad it happened when and where it did."

Podcast: STAA driver-whistleblower protections explainedPodcast

| May 15, 2014

With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes overlooked protections that already exist in the STAA.

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