Blogs

C.H. Robinson: Carrier performance program for first access to freight, online portal updates, more

C.H. Robinson's online freight-access portal gets a new look, and functionality, aimed at increasing some automated functionality and delivering on the goals of a new program to reward consistent, high-performance carriers in the broker's network.

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Pikachu, I choose you!

Getting decent sleep on the road sometimes depends on where you're parked ... And how close you happen to be to the Pikachu-colored flattop Freightliner when it "ripples" the new Volvo's bumper.

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Chuck Timbrook’s ‘Black Out’ military tribute rig recognized by the V.A.

The United States Department of Veteran's Affairs surprised the rig pictured above and its W.Va.-based owner-operator, Chuck Timbrook, this weekend after yet another mission of support and appreciation of military veterans.

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Ode to my Momma

Happy Mother's Day to all the people raising kids today – I know I'm lucky to have my mom, even though I spent most of my childhood thinking she was an ogre. After I had my own kids, I realized not liking her much when I was younger was the greatest indication that she did her job well.

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E-log transition, week 3: Wes Memphis looks back

"I had gone from Sonny Pruitt to just another downtrodden drone on the digital grid." --Wes Memphis in his week 3 installment as the No. 1 driver in his company's transition to e-logs. Nothing, however, is so simple ...

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Future’s so bright, I gotta wear lead underwear

"I'm not sure where all these people who are envisioning a rash of child molesters grabbing kids in the bathroom ... are coming from – or what bathrooms they're sending their kids unattended into ..."

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Sleep apnea back front and center of health/safety conversation

Following release of FMCSA apnea "pre-rule" requesting information, and release of study on apnea and crash risk, conversation among advocates heats up over study's validity, more.

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Rearview: Tool of the trade

Befitting the CB’s repute of the era, Overdrive each month in the late 1970s published an entire section devoted to CBs, associated equipment, articles about truckers using CBs to chase on-the-run criminals and more.

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I wish to remain upright and unbroken

"No matter how tired you are, you have to get your butt up and clean up the messes, so the path to the porch is clear. Because you can't dance for a living."

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Performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) and liquid freight

If you haul liquid bulk, whether in a tanker or in totes, the difficulty of obtaining accurate weights at each wheel end with a PBBT during inspection often produces errors in readings.

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