Blogs

Take a 360-degree tour of a classy interior

| August 27, 2014

The Peterbilt 389's green and white exterior scheme carries through seamlessly to produce a bright interior.

Will FMCSA ‘un-ring’ the CSA alarm?

| August 27, 2014

Reader Thomas Little may best have paraphrased the thoughts of many: With CSA, "FMCSA fully intended" to "let the industry do their policing for them. Spoon-feed the detailed data into the marketplace to drive consumer choice of motor carrier ... and then stand back and pretend that wasn't how CSA was supposed to be used... They won't be able to unring that bell."

Just say no to stupid

| August 27, 2014

Wendy reacts to images posted to Facebook from a driver rolling with his feet on the dash, eating watermelon, no hands, etc...: "When he starts posting pictures to social media of himself doing phenomenally stupid and dangerous things, he involves every single driver on the road."

PHOTOS: TAT’s “Freedom Drivers Project” trailer

| August 26, 2014

A pictorial tour through Truckers Against Trafficking "mobile empathy display," the drop van that houses its traveling exhibit highlighted the sex-trafficking problem -- and what truckers are doing about it.

The six-headed maintenance monster

| August 25, 2014

Wendy works at purging the truck-maintenance demons: "One of the mechanics stuck his head in the bunk, probably to see what kind of injured animal George had in there: 'Uh, Miss Wendy, can I do anything for you?'"

Changing Gear: GATS product roundup

| August 24, 2014

Another Great American Trucking Show has come and gone, and by all accounts, this one was one of Randall-Reilly’s (Overdrive’s publisher, by the way) most successful Dallas events yet. Lots of beautiful rigs contending for ...

Tale of two drivers at Partners in Business:Podcast

| August 23, 2014

Todd Amen presented the latest in revenue/income averages and trends from ATBS' owner-operator clients, which continue to follow what's been happening over a decade now. Better income on fewer miles.

Don’t lick me, bro

| August 22, 2014

Apocryphal -- maybe -- tale of face-licking as a form of gratitude yields an obsession: "I think I might have a mild complex regarding stranger licking now."

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