Blogs

The rigs and the rundown: ‘Threading the needle’ through 2014

The Channel 19 year in review, Part 1: Top-ranking rigs covered. And a question: How are you feeling about business prospects in 2015?

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The communists are coming!

A gift of a Sony PS4 hits a little hiccup with North Korean hackers' disabling of one of the associated games' sites -- Christmas turned out pretty well, nonetheless, for the Parkers.

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Trucking wins in restart fight, loses on insurance increase

Truck operators no doubt scored a victory this month when Congress voted to suspend the 2013-implemented changes to rules dictating the use of a 34-hour restart. But they lost elsewhere.

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Merry Christmas, drivers!

Greetings from Nashville! See you on the road this weekend...

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The Christmas miracle

From the pen of Wendy Parker: Driver's night before Christmas, take three. Merry Christmas!

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$2/gal. diesel: Been a while, hasn’t it?

Owner-operators with access to fleets' or other volume discounts are seeing costs almost that far down for a gallon of diesel; Mike "Mustang" Crawford is one of them.

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The soundtrack of our lives

"I never realized just how important being able to listen to the music we want to listen to is until we weren't able to." Important to Wendy, at least...

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VIDEO: ‘Freedom Flyer’ custom Volvo HD wrecker

The latest in the "Welcome to my cab" vid series features Eugene, Oreg-based Tim Baumgartner's patriotically decorated custom Volvo VNL, a winner at a variety of beauty shows on the tow/wrecker circuit.

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

Restart rollback: An origin story

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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Paranoia and suspicious deliveries

A nice little plant and a teddy bear -- or a bomb? "It's time for us to put on our tinfoil hats and run off to the woods, because I've just realized we may be the teensiest bit paranoid."

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