Building your quick reference folder

Phil Madsen | March 11, 2012

Collecting and using information to make life on the road easier.

Uh-oh! engine code: check fuel filter

| March 10, 2012

For the first time ever in this truck, we got a fuel filter code.

CSA-Proofing, part two: Closed greasing system

| March 09, 2012

I wanted to highlight a maintenance tip today you may have missed from owner-operator Gordon Alkire, leased to Landstar, down in the comments section on my "CSA-proof your rig" cover story for this month's Overdrive ...

The wisdom of calling ahead

| March 09, 2012

I learned (relearned) today the wisdom of calling ahead. Learned when not doing so cost us an extra stop and when doing so saved us a hassle at our upcoming delivery. Diane and I ...

More about New York tolls and highway tax

Phil Madsen | March 08, 2012

It is true what my friend told me about New York tolls and highway use tax.

‘Roll On, Truck Driving Girl’: Introducing trucker-songwriter Lisa Godino

| March 08, 2012

Harmony, N.J.-based Lisa Godino (pictured) is a self-proclaimed "folk artist just trying to make a little noise anywhere I can,” she says. It's not always easy, as the kind of noise she's talking about isn't ...

Protecting our profits from obscene toll hikes

| March 07, 2012

I learned today something about New York mileage tax and fuel tax that I did not know before and that may work to our benefit.

NEW VIDS: Explorations of ATDynamics’ TrailerTail

| March 07, 2012

At bottom, find a vid from ATDynamics featuring its new trailer-tail design for vans with rear roll doors, but along the way I thought I'd share some video from my meeting late last year with ...

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