Memphis expo and Nashville show this weekend

| October 19, 2011

Outreach, education in Memphis I had the good fortune of meeting Niki Brown and her husband, independent owner-operator Steve Nelson, this past weekend at the Truck Driver Social Media Convention (if you missed my reporting ...

Rockin’ down the highway with new Bell seat covers

| October 18, 2011

The Bell Automotive company is now offering seat covers that bring to mind my teenage trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C., state of my rearing, when I spent several years infatuated with the many (and I ...

Junk in the bunk!

| October 17, 2011

Dear Carolyn, My husband is almost a hoarder. I mean, his truck is full of junk. It takes 20 minutes to clear off his bunk just to sit on it! I nag, beg, threaten but he ...

Owner-operator wins Kronos side skirts at social media meeting

| October 15, 2011

That's Memphis-based independent Steve Nelson, hauling van freight as Worldwide Transport, doing his best over-the-shoulder with a certificate for a brand-new set of Kronos Energy Solutions side skirts to improve his overall fuel-efficiency. "I will be ...

Retail’s rebound bodes well for holidays

| October 14, 2011

The economy’s still sputtering, but it looks like there will be lots of freight through the holidays. At least consumer goods and other cargo related to retail sales are doing well, based on recent reports.

Foiling the truckhackers, winning the triathlon

| October 14, 2011

What's next, "Truckhacking?" If this doesn't lend new urgency to the technical standards FMCSA's mulling for EOBRs, I don't know what does. Craig Trudell reported yesterday in Bloomberg BusinessWeek on a team of "carhacking" researchers out of ...

Tony Justice among performers Saturday at driver convention

| October 13, 2011

I'm excited about seeing East Tennessee-based B&B Transport driver and songwriter Tony Justice make his driver-event debut Saturday at the Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Tunica, Miss., on Saturday. I've heard him play before, ...

‘Trucker Tools’ app continues expansion from coupons to comprehensive on-highway resource

| October 12, 2011

The Truck Stop Coupons app, which debuted for the iPhone and Blackberry devices quite some time ago, quietly gained more and more functionality as time passed by -- from real-time fuel prices for the comprehensive ...

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