News flash: Mainstream media hates on truckers (again)

| August 06, 2014

"A large cross section of the people watching mainstream news will also make the decision to turn a portion of their life savings over to a stray cat with an eye infection because of a Sarah McLachlan song."

Reader to truck stops: Better optimize, expand parking space; And an eats tip in AL

| August 06, 2014

"There's nothing worse than after a long hard day's driving to pull into a truck stop and find full spaces taken up with just a tractor or an RV." --Rick Fine, Pueblo, Colo.

Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

| August 05, 2014

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to compete with no restrictions on lanes, rates, areas of operation or freight.

I-495 Christina River bridge reopens to traffic — partially

| August 04, 2014

Video, pictures and more from the southbound span of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Delaware, which reopened to traffic on Thursday last week a month ahead of schedule. NB remains closed.

Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Dana, Bendix, Fontaine, Snap-on

| August 04, 2014

Kenworth made a lot of headlines last week. First, the truck maker has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup-and-delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 ...

You can’t get there from here

| August 03, 2014

"South Street: 'The street my cousin lives across from. You know, the girl who married a big red-headed guy.' Giving directions to people is really difficult, but here's the thing: I know this about myself and so don't attempt to give directions."

VIDEO, photos: Robb Mariani’s custom ‘white whale,’ take twoImage Gallery

| August 02, 2014

A walk-and-talk around the former American Trucker host's custom creation, the "Low Patrol" 1974 Ford he's owned since 2003, newly customized.

Notes to self

| August 01, 2014

What to do when your 17-year-old son puts 'muh butt' on your grocery list.

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