Blogs

A remodeled truck stop and a strange haul

We saw today the Petro truck stop in Kenley, N.C. for the first time since it was remodeled. Nice!

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Skilled drivers, come on down

Think you’re the best driver in the neighborhood? Prove it, says Mack, who’s sponsoring the Driving Skills Safety Challenge May 1 and 2.

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A not-crazy part of New Jersey, who woulda thunk?

We drove in a part of New Jersey we had not seen before and were pleasantly surprised.

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Penske Truck Rental/Logistics’ new driver

The folks at Penske Truck Rental and Penske Logistics have a new driver doing some hauling, so to speak, in their stable -- he might well be familiar to the IndyCar fans among you. None other than Helio Castroneves will wear the Penske Logistics/Truck Rental yellow for several races this season. Castroneves is in his 13th year with the Penske Racing organization, and off to a strong start this year, with a win and a top-five ...

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OOIDA on bond increase: Large brokers not the problem

I spoke to Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Executive Vice President Todd Spencer about the broker minimum bond increase issue earlier this week. The conversation followed posts to the blog looking at opposition to the measure (to raise it from $10,000 to $100,000) from small brokerages and their advocates, who have been reaching out to owner-operators hoping for a little small-business camaraderie. They paint the bond-increase proposal as an attempt by large brokerages and the biggest ...

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Landstar’s 2012 start good sign for owner-operators

The nation's largest owner-operator fleet, Landstar, reports that it had its best first quarter ever.

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Speak out today in EOBR session

If you've not taken the opportunity to tell the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration your thoughts on just how electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service monitoring are or will be used in the industry, today is your day. For haulers shutting down in late afternoon on the East Coast, the opportunity is particularly good. The agency's listening session on EOBRs and harrassment is taking place live on the West Coast in conjunction with a meeting of law ...

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Get inside of a twister with Sean Casey

Truckers News is hosting a live chat tonight with storm chaser Sean Casey.

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

Another drive/sleep mode day

We're on a long run, operating in drive/sleep mode.

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Heck of a farm truck: Custom 359 single-axle flatbed, with wide singles

Tom Crawford, owner and operator of the Farmer’s Market in Cashiers in far Western North Carolina, showed this custom-restored 1975 Peterbilt 359 flatbed daycab, outfitted with Michelin wide singles on the single axle rear end, at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show in Knoxville April 13 and 14. It was one among many I saw there that, well, I'd never seen anything quite like before. You? Before he began the custom restore on it, the unit, powered ...

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