Blogs

A cautionary tale: Take severe weather seriously

| July 16, 2014

Beware the man-eating mosquitoes on Mt. Bachelor in Oregon. And: Take lightning seriously. Wendy remembers a friend recently killed by a lightning strike hiking in Colorado.

Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

| July 16, 2014

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

CARB’s ‘loan denial provision’ less appealing by the minute

| July 15, 2014

Details on proposed changes to amendments to CARB's Truck and Bus Rule adopted earlier in the year -- owner-operators have through Thursday, July 17, to comment on the changes.

Equipment Spotlight: Add a little TLC

| July 14, 2014

Heavy-duty engine coolants and additives perform a tough job in a tough environment, so consistently having quality protection should be a no-brainer. The evolution of diesel engines have led to an abundance of different types ...

Investment banker’s front-line info source: You

| July 14, 2014

A banker who looks to drivers for front-line economic information predicts some good times ahead -- what does business look like where you sit?

Criminal invitations

| July 13, 2014

"I realize not everyone shares my beliefs about owning a weapon. That's the beauty of living in a free country. You don't have to like it and you don't have to do it. That doesn't mean you should be able to keep me from doing it."

Poetry in photo captions? Yes, dump trailers too

| July 12, 2014

We asked -- "What's with these two shiny trailer rears?" -- you told. The best among photo captions for a reader-submitted photo of some finely-polished dump trailers.

Missing a day is out of the question

| July 11, 2014

In which Wendy gets a direct hit by a sudden-onset migraine -- or is it the sandworm gnawing at her brain again?... "People don't seem to understand that long haul truckers can't miss “just a day” of work. They miss an entire trip..."

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