Blogs

The improbable fruits of annoyance

Would you believe only 3 percent of auto drivers actually comply with residential stop signs? Such was seen by longtime observer of annoying human behavior John Trinkaus, explored further here.

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In a tizzy over short miles pay

"They can ping your truck within six inches but they can't pay you mileage? Who the hell do I write a letter to? It's going to be scathing and probably contain *!?! at least once.”...

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Obama, Romney show no substance on fuel prices

Take two of the Obama-Romney 2012 debate season offered no substance on the role of government in fuel prices, despite current efforts to rein in speculation: ultimately, there's a reason for that.

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Top 10 reader responses to photos

Readers weigh in about beautiful women/ gorgeous show truck photos.

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Port truckers practice art of the strike

Los Angeles port truckers are quickly becoming proficient in the art of picketing. No, they are not on strike, but have been practicing on an almost weekly basis – just in case.

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Bummed by gambling in Port Allen, La.

Gambling these days is exactly like voting: "You go in a dark room and press a few buttons and it's over. Nothing changes but the fact that you have less money in your pocket."

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Kick the habit with hypnosis?

Tried to quit smoking 20 times only to start again? If so, you've got a friend here. A hypnotist based in Florida has developed both in-person hypnosis and at-home self-hypnosis tools that may help.

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How to get caught up for the election

The Haul the Vote website provides a great resource for getting registered to vote, seeing who will be on your ballot, and learning about issues inside and outside of trucking.

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Flatbedders, be ready: Housing starts spike

The number of houses that began construction in September jumped a whopping 15 percent from August to its highest numbers since 2008 and up 34 percent over last September.

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Packing up for the wint… I mean, um, Fall

Wendy Parker packs for colder weather: "Everyone knows space in the truck is limited, and the closet in the Cascadia is perfect -- for one person."

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