Blogs

Color and Chrome Show participants enjoy lucky No. 7

The Color and Chrome Fantasy Truck Show, held in Nebraska near the end of July each year, is "all about the working truck and the truck drivers,” says organizer Tinker Raasch.

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The best rookie story of all time

Trainer Bob, trainee Pete and one expensive ham sandwich ...

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What’s your dream gear?

What piece of trucking gear could you use most effectively that, well, just hasn't been invented yet? Some examples here. Weigh in yourself via 530-408-6423 on our podcast voicemail line.

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How Covenant relies on teams for its edge

The company has about 900 teams and 375 solo drivers. About 90 of the trucks are owner-operated. For hazmat-certified owner-operators, the team opportunities include 100 percent no-touch freight, $1.03 per mile, a safety bonus, a $1,000 monthly bonus to each team that runs 15,000 miles, and other benefits.

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Confessions of a two-timing writer

Wendy asks for forgiveness for fiction: "I'll make it up by continuing to report the real-life road weird, and promise to never intertwine the two -- unless, of course, I'm telling one of my filthy lies."

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Podcast: Tony Justice’s ‘Brothers of the highway’ — the trucking brotherhood reinforced

For a country singer, is it career suicide to re-record a George Strait cut? For Tony Justice and Aaron Tippin's "Brothers of the Highway" rendition, not hardly. Run through several other tracks on Justice new record and their stories in this podcast interview with the ETI Transportation driver and artist.

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Things I know because of trucking

"Sometimes, road lessons are hard." What Wendy now knows about yogurt, Doritos, Burger King, anything edible called a 'tornado' and more ...

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Owner-operator Dan Heister on the right loads, tolerating ‘trucking’s BS’ and the importance of savings accounts

While others are sitting, Heister’s rolling. And his strategy pays him well: He’s brought home more than $100,000 in annual net income several times since the recession, and he topped $90,000 last year.

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‘Why do you hang on to that old truck?’

One answer here from Jenson Lawrence illustrates just what's possible with his recently overhauled Cummins M-11 in a 1996 Freightliner FLD hauling within a 750-mile radius of his Wisconsin home base.

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Don’t call me Shirley, Otto

Self-driving trucks? "My personal feeling is you 'Otto' run far and fast if you ever see one of these trucks on the road."

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