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Big decision made today

Decison made: I'm going to write a book about expediting.

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One driver’s Wisconsin idyll — photos from the road

On the road yesterday in Wisconsin I happened into this moment of contented beauty -- in the backyard of 56-year-old Roehl Transport flatbed division driver John Moeller. Moeller was named the TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year just weeks back at the TCA annual meeting in Florida, and his prize Cummins-powered Dodge Ram 2500 is looking well at home in his driveway, I might add. Rolling into Marshfield, Wis., enjoying the unseasonably warm March Monday, ...

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A cool customer I won’t talk about

I learned today that the company we delivered freight to this morning is recognized by local business organizations and national industry organizations as an innovative and groundbreaking player in its industry. Learned by reading the magazine articles mounted on the reception area walls. Diane and I drove overnight on a run that began on Saturday in Austin, Texas and had the first of two stops in Reno, Nev. Yesterday's driving was not easy and Diane was ...

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What are owner-operators’ top five problems?

Readers, I'm beginning research on a story I'm preparing for Overdrive's June issue on which I need as much owner-operator input as is possible. It's one that will probe the five biggest problems owner-operators face in the industry today, offering practical and forward-looking ideas/examples toward solutions to those problems. My main problem, at this point, is how exactly to determine what the top five problems are? There are many pressures on owner-operator businesses today, from the ...

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An unbelievable bad-weather day

Today was the worst weather day we have seen in eight years of driving. Unbelievable!

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J.J. Keller-sponsored musher wins Iditarod

The folks at trucking-industry publisher J.J. Keller & Associates announced this morning the awesome culmination of the company's investment in young competitive musher Dallas Seavey (pictured from the trail), who came out on top in the Iditarod Alaskan sled-dog race finish Tuesday. With the win, Seavey's Keller-sponsored team's performance allowed him to become the youngest musher in history to win the Iditarod. The 40th-annual Iditarod was completed with Seavey's win Tuesday, March 13, at 7:29 p.m. ...

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The Denton, Texas, museum we did not visit

Expediters can be called to work on a moment's notice. Tourist plans today got scrapped when that happened to us.

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When you have to go, get there before the bus!

Using public bathrooms is a fact of life for truckers; get there before the bus.

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

The haps at MATS: Rounding up driver-led efforts

I'll make an attempt, at least. So much is going on at next week's trucking show in Louisville it will be next to impossible to catch it all in this space today, but here are a few of the highlights folks have reached out to me about these last few months: Health walk-and-talk, blood driveAs at the last two year's events, the owner-operators behind the Trucking Solutions Group have organized the third annual MATS Health Awareness Walk, ...

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Understanding those happy expedite carrier CEOs

Why are those expedite carrier CEO's so happy? I interviewed some of them to find out.

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