Changing Gear: ACT Expo highlights from Freightliner, Kenworth, Eaton, Chart, dHybrid, Penske

| May 12, 2014

The annual Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo normally tends to be a fleet-centric affair, with discussions and product rollouts that pertain mostly to more sizable trucking companies. But for owner-operators interested in exploring alternative fuels ...

Rod Hannifey’s Australian ‘Industry Vehicle’

| May 12, 2014

Australian owner-operator Rod Hannifey and his Kenworth K200 cabover and double curtainside flats run the roads down under hauling freight and promoting share-the-road-type initiatives as well as driver-advocacy over parking and other issues there.

ELDs: Privacy, competition, adoption

| May 10, 2014

While the expectation of privacy and freedom of business choice are two different things, both tend to dominate ELD concerns... More voices on the mandate.

The ups and downs (mostly the former) of self-dispatch

| May 10, 2014

"So tomorrow we set out, for parts unknown, on a self-dispatch journey that doesn't include a regular run...."

Dinner with history

| May 09, 2014

"So I'm flipping through my virtual Overdrive and notice the contest Delo is having for a prize that involves dinner with Edgar the crab guy...."

Reader: ‘I see trucking improving’…

| May 08, 2014

That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?

George Parker, Gremlin Slayer

| May 07, 2014

The gremlins in our midst are primarily concerned with making our lives that much more annoying by taking the cruise control away...

Gender, personality traits and even more odd notions about numbers

| May 06, 2014

Your days are numbered, so to speak. Drivers are bombarded by numerical characters, more so today than ever.

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