Blogs

Inspirations in integrity

Blindside back through a gate and around some cars to position the trailer against the side of a building? No problem for this owner-operator, illustrating the value of integrity over all the money in the world ...

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Stoking the log fires, redux: Crash incidence, hours violations and fleet size

Is the owner-operator/small fleet being "nitpicked" or "nickel-and-dimed" into oblivion? Crash data and inspection and hours violation rates, analyzed by fleet size, fuel further discussion following this month's "Stoking the log fires" feature.

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Notes on being the boss

"For those of you who have unpleasant boss stories, or are living an unpleasant boss story, know that you're not alone, and there are people who understand your desire to watch your boss be rolled in honey and planted in an ant hill."

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‘Gone Green’: The Kuhnle Bros. project ’05 Kenworth of driver Brian Rudisell

Driver Brian Rudisell's second place finish at the last Pride & Polish won't keep him away from the Dallas show coming up, he says. He's doing the entire Pride & Polish circuit this year with his showpiece working KW, built in collaboration with his employing Newbury, Ohio-based tank fleet.

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Independent J.D. Terry’s 1995 custom Cat-powered KW

Owner-operator J.D. Terry calls his 1995 Kenworth W900L the "Driveway Dream" in reference to the spot where nearly all of his custom work on it has been done. This video run through its mods was shot at the 2016 Tennessee edition of Overdrive's Pride & Polish.

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Unwelcome sleep studies and the decline of civilization in general

"If you let people have a measure of control over their own bodies, the bodies will tell them what to do without interference from invasive, unwanted, unnecessary studies. For heaven's sake, let people take a nap without repercussion. ..."

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Australian singer-songwriter Jayne Denham: ‘Addicted to the Diesel’

Country artist Jayne Denham -- with several trucking-country No. 1s in her native Australia -- will make her U.S. live debut at the Great American Trucking Show next month with Red Eye Radio.

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You might be a trucker if …

... you reach for the Jake brake in your Ford Focus when you see the downgrade you're about to make a run down ...

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Channel 19 tip line: Super sleepers in Penn., electrified tiny highway coming across the pond

Following the "world's first ehighway," a 1.25-mile stretch in Sweden, coming to fruition, watch for the second in 2017 in CA -- and: owner-operator Joe Bielucki offers tip on a custom classic 1983 359 appearing in Penn. this weekend.

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You don’t even need a magic lamp

Pilot Flying J app update -- the fairy truckermother is here: "Wouldn't it be nice if you pulled into a busy fuel island and had x-ray vision, so you could see which trucker just started the fueling process and which one was close to done before choosing a lane and committing to it?"

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