New vid series humanizes trucking: ‘Worth watching’

| November 05, 2014

"We really need more positive images like this out there" -- Wendy on a new vid series from Mobil Delvac that puts a spotlight on the lives of drivers.

Owner-operator’s ‘Black out’ tribute rig gets closer to finish lineImage Gallery

| November 04, 2014

W.Va.-based Charles Timbrook's 1999 Freightliner "Black Out" eases into its military-tribute theme with new mods. And: A Reliable Carriers car hauler on Car and Driver's cover.

Truck video’s evolution to data mining

| November 03, 2014

Truck-mounted video cameras have been around for years, but what’s changed is the emergence of specialists helping fleets to comb through recordings and harvest useful data.

Driving force: What drives you?

| November 02, 2014

"We need to remind everyone, that truck wouldn't go anywhere without the driver" -- Wendy on the "driving force" page of profiles.

Audio mailbag: Liability insurance, sleeper berth flexibilityPodcast

| October 31, 2014

The first in a series of Voices podcasts airing editorial comment on a variety of issues, here stemming from discussion of both sleeper berth period flexibility and FMCSA's planned liability insurance hike in D.C. Call 530-208-6423 at any time to record a message.

Crazy drivers — the real Halloween fright

| October 31, 2014

"Things that really scare me are watching the recordings of our dash cam and seeing crazy dangerous nuts in traffic about 500 times a day. "

‘Every mile I drive’ — new record due soon from hazmat hauler Bill Weaver

| October 30, 2014

The driver-songwriter launched a GoFundMe.com fund-raising campaign to help with the production costs today. Catch song samples from among Weaver's many tunes here and more info about the campaign.

Pushing back with positive press

| October 29, 2014

"There are as many good trucking stories as there are bad, and while there will always be bad press, it would be nice if we could get just a little more recognition of the countless dollars raised for numerous charities by the truckers."

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