Blogs

The problem with ‘Say no to cheap freight’

Trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford talks about rates at Overdrive’s 2014 Partners in Business seminar.

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Country music that’s Justice good as rock

"If you see us rolling down the road, singing our hearts out and bopping away to country music, blame Tony Justice. It's his fault."

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Mailbag: Tough inspectors a cost of doing business?

Reaching into the electronic mailbag: owner-operator Joe Bielucki of Connecticut reports from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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Trucking social media 101

"The minute you post something to the internet, no matter what the venue may be, it becomes everyone's business."

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What’s your mpg goal? The 9+ mpg club wants to help you get there

A scant 6 percent of you are there already, as our polling shows. You can share tactics toward achieving better fuel mileage via the "9+ mpg club" Facebook group.

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On-highway swap meet

"Don't ever let anyone tell you truck drivers aren't generous – especially with their family and friends. We've got a bag full of goodies sitting here on the floor of the cab that says otherwise."

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Chad Boblett trucks up from nothing

The story of how Marine Corps veteran and onetime company driver Chad Boblett drove his independent business to success shows that, sometimes, the big leap pans out, even in this business.

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Eager to add a truck? Consider these 9 points.

If you’re thinking about adding trucks, you can get a quick summary of nine key points to consider in a story by financial services provider ATBS.

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Where and when deer strikes are most likely

If there is a season for deer strikes out on the highway, State Farm reminds us in a recent analysis of customer data, we're in it -- with the worst of it yet to come. What were the circumstances the last time you hit (or closely missed) a deer on the road?

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Time travel, trucker style

Even if you had a genuine alien abductor to take you away from that most dreaded stretch of boring highway, it wouldn't matter, according to George: "Tires aren't rated for wormholes, can't run 'em. And I'm pretty sure some of your friends are aliens.”

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