Blogs

An owner-operator option for ELDs

Continental's VDO RoadLog is a standalone unit with an up-front cost of under $700 and no monthly fees. While it doesn't get the attention of better-known e-log devices, it may be the best owner-operator fit.

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Ohio ate our mailbox

"Apparently, the State of Ohio needs a minute with my dad and his whipping belt, because they really don't seem to care that someone committed a federal offense by wiring my poor, unassuming mailbox to an orange barrel."

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Videos: Shakedown run in Mike Morgan’s Mack race truck

Ride with Mike Morgan for a couple laps around Nashville Fairgrounds half-mile oval -- Morgan's Powershift Performance is one of several race teams getting ready for the ChampTruck World Series next month.

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Kenny Capell’s obstruction of justice case at the scale house, in his own words

Capell hopes it becomes common practice in law enforcement to better respect the job trucking professionals do by refraining from waking sleeping codrivers absent reasonable suspicion.

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Ready, set … Go to MATS!

Sometimes, beauty is hard.... Things get weird as Wendy coordinates the outfits for her son's senior pictures, likewise her own for MATS.

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Podcast: A look back at Watermelon Slim’s trucking blues live in Nashville, Tuscaloosa

Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans in 2010, upon release of his "Escape from the Chicken Coop" record of trucking blues, playing his solo slide at Carol Ann's in Nashville and at Overdrive HQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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A special glimpse into the early days of motoring

Those with a weak spot for the olden days of America’s highways will enjoy this collection of some of the earliest car commercials and other videos.

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It’s the little things, like Google

Not rocket science: Allow small things to go faster than large things... they'll explode into stardust when they hit the large things.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Driver training: Introducing Bryan Spoon, owner-operator on the rulemaking committee

A podcast conversation with owner-operator and ELDTAC member Bryan Spoon; and DOT's Foxx asks "What if it all stops?", says the Onion.

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‘Cheap diesel’ makes my eye twitch

"I think the FMCSA should implement a rule that says if anyone uses the argument that 'diesel is cheap'" to justify low rates "they are rendered a swift and brutal throat punch."

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