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Video: Peterbilt 579 Unveiling

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Discovering Scrivener: a tool for writers

Scrivener is software used by writers to organize their content. You can use it to organize your thoughts too, like in writing a trucker's business plan.

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Meet Leon ‘Butch’ Mueller and his 1971 Pete 358

Yesterday at Roehl Transport, after a day of talking with TCA/Truckers News Company Driver of the Year John Moeller (pictured here behind me in one of his Roehl Freightliner Coronado's drives' hubs), Roehl President and COO Rick Roehl and I were talking about owner-operator Bryan Dax as I prepared to head off to Two Rivers, Wis., this morning to visit with him. Dax is owner of the 1990 Diamond Reo “Red Giant” truck I saw ...

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Cummins: 2014 compliant engines will arrive in 2013

Cummins announced that its lineup of diesel engines will meet 2014 fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulations beginning in January 2013. The new engines will deliver up to a 2 percent fuel economy improvement over comparable engines being produced today and will use the same "critical engine sub-systems" such as variable-geometry turbochargers, high-pressure fuel systems and exhaust gas aftertreatment. Cummins' theme for its 2013 and 2014 engine program is "Better where it counts," a sentiment reflected ...

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Cummins plans 15-L gas engine

At Cummins press event- company is developing a 15-liter natural gas engine (ISX15 G), expected to fully launch in 2015.

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Class 8 forecast for 2011

At Cummins press event- engine company expects class 8 truck market to reach 278,000 in 2012 and remain strong through 2014

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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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