Covering the Sylectus Annual Conference 2012

| February 09, 2012

Mixing and mingling with expedite carrier CEO's at the Sylectus conference

Valentine Day Blues

| February 08, 2012

Dear Carolyn, I hate hate hate this time of year. Please tell me if I should buy my wife candy, flowers or reservations for dinner? George Dear George, Yes, yes and yes. I'm just say'n, Carolyn

Gearing up for a fight with tire dealer

Phil Madsen | February 08, 2012

Diane and I may have been scammed by a tire dealer and it may be time to fight.

Elephants in the room: MCSAC snapshot

| February 08, 2012

There were two of them in the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting room at the Hilton Old Town in Alexandria, Va., yesterday. At a certain point in the committee's discussion yesterday, Feb. 7, about the ...

We do our bookkeeping to know the truth

| February 07, 2012

Truck business bookkeeping is a pain, but it is a bigger pain to let it go.

Language of MCSAC / Medical Review Board recommended apnea guidelines — more from D.C.

| February 06, 2012

Contrasting viewpoints coming together -- or not -- made for an interesting day today at the first of four days' worth of meetings of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Today's agenda was dedicated ...

Valentine's Day Plan for Single Trucker

| February 06, 2012

  Dear Carolyn, Have I told you lately how much I hate Valentine's Day? This year, instead of complaining that I don't have a boyfriend, I’m planning to celebrate Discount Chocolate Wednesday! Let the chocolate frenzy begin! Single and ...

Are fuel-injector-cleaning diesel additives worth it?; Apnea update

| February 06, 2012

I'm at the FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's joint meeting with the Medical Review Board today -- watch my Twitter feed for updates from the meeting, where committee members are slated to draft guidance ...

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