Blogs

Might your next truck inspector be wearing a body camera?

Would body cameras be effective accountability/evidence tools for law enforcement? The President certainly seems to think so.

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Weird loads – in every sense of the word

"One of the very best things about trucking is the uncertainty of just how weird things are going to get each day. This could also be considered one of the worst things about trucking."

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‘Ghost Fleet’ becomes reality in new comic

The new "Ghost Fleet" comics series builds on the notion of such a fleet of "elite combat-trained truckers" hauling no-touch, no-look cargo. One of them "takes a forbidden peek at his payload" and "uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life forever!"

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VIDEO: Driver’s ‘turn to give’ in Wreaths Across America

Vince Strupp is joining dozens of other drivers to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery through the Wreaths Across America program.

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Don’t feed me, bro

As some cities around the country enact laws against panhandling: "Every once in a while, I truly believe a person is just one sandwich and a couple of bucks away from turning their lives around. Basic human kindness is always an appropriate response,"

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‘I-4 Ultimate’ project in Florida getting under way in new year

Also: Independent former hotshot/car hauler Joey Slaughter's step deck transition with an all-aluminum 53-foot Chaparral step.

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Unintended offense and other social (media) faux pas

"People get mad at the strangest things.... Tread lightly on the interwebs – they's dangerous."

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Round-up: Black Out in a white-out, and a little photo-caption fun

Charles Timbrook's Black Out custom Freightliner encounters some white stuff; and: Professional speeds for professional drivers in reader photo captions.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Stories, legends and family tales

Stories told over turkey: "My favorite story is about my 80-year-old grandmother chasing a log truck down on Highway 41, right outside of Macon, Georgia. If you ever wonder where I get my tenacity from, wonder no more."

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, two notable 2015 calendars

Detail of the 2015 Kenworth Trucks and Midwest Peterbilt group calendars, which have arrived just in time for the holiday onset.

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