Blogs

Certified air, part 1

Wendy's annual Halloween fiction begins. LaRonda finds a Zombie codriver: "Enforcement chow kept them from decomposing any further, and she'd found Dash pretty fresh. He was wandering aimlessly at the Last Stand Fuel Stop in the Peterbilt show truck graveyard. ..."

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Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers

Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board's recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?

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Things that aren’t funny

"This week, a member of our trucking family, John Duggins, got the news no one wants to get when they're a thousand miles from home. His wife was in bad shape in the hospital, and before John made it home, Deborah passed. Our thoughts are with him."

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MyRiteLoad shipper-carrier connection platform — no freight for the time being, company says

Another shipper-carrier connection platform subscription refunded. MyRiteLoad.com head, however, says he's more than ever committed to pursuit of goal to "eliminate the brokers" and excess commissions on freight transactions.

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Podcast: Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Old Black Epiphone’ record — stories behind the songs

Moeller Trucking driver and songwriter Paul Marhoefer's master stroke on the new "Old Black Epiphone" record -- sample songs and the stories behind them via this latest Overdrive Radio podcast interview.

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Trucking, professional wrestling, and music

David Nelson has a love for all three. The past pro wrestler as Dave "Thunder" Nelson and small fleet owner-operator has now launched festival that combines wrestling and music in the West Virginia Weekend in the Countryshow set for summer 2017.

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Go Cubs? Forrest, Ill.-based Dave Marti Trucking’s custom 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider

Marti's custom 389 glider, "High Maintenance Too", was a hit at the Guilty by Association Truck Show. Spec'd with Fitzgerald for liquid bulk tank, the 389 hauls fuel leased to Transport Service Inc. in the region around Marti's home base.

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Let’s go truckin’

"Who wouldn't want to hit the wide open road for a few weeks? All the freedom and glamor, not to mention making tons of money while traveling. But first, you gotta get legal ... Just make sure you've got enough left over to pay the lumpers."

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From the cabover collection: Bevy of new photos of classics by Don Christner

Don Christner photographs old rigs behind store

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Brokers and owner-operators: A view from the other side

Lies. Late payments. Ridiculously low payments. No payments. Owner-operators' brokerage horror stories are legion, but how does the process look from the broker's perspective? Max Heine visits Birmingham-based TLS to take a look.

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