Blogs

At 13.4 mpg, the future of aero trucking?

Those who attended the Mid-America Trucking Show this year got a glimpse of aero's possible future if they stopped by the Airflow Truck Co. exhibit.

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BigRoad logging app

BigRoad (free for driver mobile app; $15 a month for fleets) doesn't need to be anything more than what it is. Using Google maps for navigation, in-app messaging, sending/receiving tools and little else, it makes logging and tracking a cinch. The main draw for both drivers and fleets is the logging function, which is compatible with United States and Canada hours of service compliance rules. On the top left of the home screen, the round duty ...

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On-highway favors: Collecting dirt for the in-laws

You can only get so many samples of dirt from your own backyard before it becomes a hole in the ground and the neighbors start talking bad about you.

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Ken Lund: 75K broker bond no ‘large broker’ move

A Transportation Intermediaries Association board member objects to characterizations of the the organization as serving the interests only of large brokerages.

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Trucking Beauties

Part II of Behind the Scenes at GATS photo shoot.

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More from the recycled oil-only million-mile engines

Video and more information on EcoPower recycled engine oil's million-mile breakdown.

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Pride & Polish: Business class?

Expediting owner-operators Linda and Bob Caffee, after participating in the GATS Pride & Polish in 2012, offered up an idea for a new class focused on biz performance and professionalism.

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13 rules of the road for riders

No one cares if you're hungry, have to pee, or are bored. That's YOUR proble

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PHOTOS: Nice day for a truck show

Bill Bradford's immaculately restored 1973 Kenworth K100 and 1977 Great Dane reefer -- and more scenes from the Cookeville, TN, truck show of ATHS' Music City Chapter.

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Remembering Lawn Chair Larry

You have to love the heart and spirit of true free-thinkers. Instead of “I can’t,” they are the ones who always consider the “why not?” That was the mindset of Larry Walters, a North Hollywood, Calif., trucker who, in 1982 at age 33, captured the attention of all Americans who dare to dream big. But being a true pioneer has its price: He also captured the attention of law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration. I came ...

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