Blogs

Why I leave truck stop gabbing to my husband

My husband will speak to any human being within earshot. Actually, most of the time, they speak to him first.

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Expediter pays witness to slim Obama victory

Checking in with Landstar-leased expediter Phil Madsen and his "Learning something new every day" blog.

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New independents, be forewarned

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

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Twitter: Protect privacy

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Identifying black, furry things

Her look said something to the effect of, "Please leave here before you stupid yourself to death in the parking lot."

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Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

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Beautiful girls and custom trucks

In the beginning, pretty girls posed in front of, next to and even sometimes, draped over the hood of big rigs. By the time I started writing for Overdrive in the late 80s, photographing an attractive girl in front of a truck was considered sexist and degrading toward women. The old covers represented a different era, one not in step with the political correctness of the day. We routinely froze out even fleet ads where hot ...

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Notes on death and laughter

No matter how dismal things seem, if you can find one thing to laugh about, you've won.

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CSA smackdown, hot trucks and the ultimate disincentive

The Channel 19 Monday roundup: The CSA House hearing last week, a truck show upcoming in Tennessee, and new driver-disqualification powers across the pond.

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Iowa 80 eatery featured in television series

I always enjoy watching a program on television that fires up the “hey, I’ve been there” electrons in my brain. There’s just something exciting about seeing familiarity on the flat-screen. It’s even better when you have a personal relationship with the subject being featured. Another opportunity for my excitable standard “been there” announcement to my somewhat less excitable wife and kids is just around the corner. Iowa 80 Kitchen will be among truck stops eateries featured in ...

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