What it takes: Contractors Cargo hauls B-1 bomber body

| January 04, 2012

“We transport all kinds of things, from construction equipment, petro-chemical equipment – even wind turbines," says 84-year-old Jerry Wheeler, owner of the Compton, Calif.-based Contractors Cargo heavy-haul fleet. "And then we do the not-so-ordinary. We’ve ...

New year, old troubles

| January 03, 2012

  Dear Carolyn, I’m not any further into my goal toward becoming a better person than I was this time last year. I’ve got my resolution list all written and taped to my dashboard. But I don’t ...

2011 closes strong as clothing leads December factory growth

| January 03, 2012

The monthly report on factory activity from the Institute for Supply Management shows a little increase in manufacturing for December.

Stiff wind to pay the toll: The 2011 Channel 19 year in review

| January 01, 2012

What better way to start the new year than with a look back on the previous? I did it last year, after all, so let's make it a tradition, how bout? The Chinese Year of the ...

How to do a fuel-saving test

Kevin Rutherford | January 01, 2012

Though it can be labor-intensive, developing your own testing methods to improve fuel mileage pays off.

Healthy Obsession

Kathleen Buccleugh | January 01, 2012

Our new website, http://www.Truckers4aGoal.com, is a place you can read about other drivers (such as Richie Nehrings, whose story is on page 18), get health tips, see information about common health concerns and discuss with others your health goals for 2012.

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | January 01, 2012

Stowaways are caught, Overdrive has a young fan, how to prevent joint pain, freight rates are holding and other industry oddities and news items are featured along with Truck Gallery.

Build on your short-term successes

Jeff Clark | January 01, 2012

Get out there and exercise. You never know what you will find and how good you will feel.

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