Dodging bullets from on high

| January 11, 2012

Look up, drivers. Just when you think you're safe -- rig in the lane, four-wheelers keeping a good distance off your back bumper, new regs falling from on high fully accounted for -- occasionally, something ...

‘Shipping wars’ TV series starts tonight on A&E

| January 10, 2012

The Austin American-Statesman reminds us that the latest in the phenomenon of truck-driving reality-TV series debuts tonight, with back-to-back half-hour episodes of 'Shipping Wars' occupying the 9 p.m. (ET and PT) hour on A&E. The ...

Identical trucking twins in National Geographic this month

| January 09, 2012

Part of a feature story in this month's National Geographic on various aspects of identical twin siblings features in its lead a couple of trucking twins near the lead. Dave and Don Wolf, pictured here ...

Connect with Love’s on your phone

| January 08, 2012

Since its debut in mid-2011, the Love’s Connect smartphone app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices has seen multiple upgrades aimed at streamlining and cementing users’ connections to Love’s Travel Stops’ services. Today, the app ...

Intent v. interpretation: Questions raised by new hours rule

| January 06, 2012

  The intent is not living up to the interpretation of language in the hours of service final rule, Rich Wilson of Trans Products / Trans Services told me this morning. Just one example of the disconnect ...

Top of his game: Leland Martin in Truckers News this month

| January 05, 2012

I had the pleasure of interviewing and writing about Leland Martin for this month's issue of Truckers News, available here. Among today’s trucking troubadours, with a new record out in large part inspired by his ...

What it takes: Contractors Cargo hauls B-1 bomber body

| January 04, 2012

“We transport all kinds of things, from construction equipment, petro-chemical equipment – even wind turbines," says 84-year-old Jerry Wheeler, owner of the Compton, Calif.-based Contractors Cargo heavy-haul fleet. "And then we do the not-so-ordinary. We’ve ...

New year, old troubles

| January 03, 2012

  Dear Carolyn, I’m not any further into my goal toward becoming a better person than I was this time last year. I’ve got my resolution list all written and taped to my dashboard. But I don’t ...

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