Electronically controlled unit injector anticipates the future

| April 29, 2011

The 1985 electronically controlled unit injector was ahead of its time in anticipating the reduction of diesel emissions.

Braving the storm — two haulers’ Birmingham tornado stories

| April 29, 2011

"I just spent all day yesterday cleaning up tornado damage," Overdrive Trucker of the Year Dan Heister told me this morning. Heister (pictured) was loaded heading south on I-65 bound for Saginaw, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, when ...

CSA: Compliance plus or safety politics?

| April 28, 2011

Below, a new vid below from my reporting on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. But first, a note about the storms that ripped through the Southeast yesterday, with a particularly large tornado moving straight through ...

Popular Mechanics seeks ‘Worst Road’ nominations

| April 27, 2011

Make your voice heard! No, I'm not talking about the proposed mandate of electronic onboard recorders for hours of service compliance (for more about that: comments are open through May 23). Popular Mechanics editors are ...

Freight on your smartphone: TransCore app on the way

| April 26, 2011

Coming in just a couple weeks is the My DAT Truck Stop app (pictured) from freight matching service provider TransCore, operator of the oldest load-board service out there in the DAT boards. My DAT will ...

Analyst says trucking “inefficient”

| April 25, 2011

Investment analysts, with their outsiders’ viewpoint, often have some good insight into our industry. Other insights aren’t quite so astute. The Business Insider website, with its recent “Trucking running on fumes” analysis, offers this stark summary ...

The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

| April 25, 2011

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't ...

Lizards are for losers

| April 25, 2011

Dear Carolyn, My husband is a hardworking, honest, happily married trucker who is struggling with sleep apnea and insomnia. He is exhausted after a long day of driving and hates to be harrassed by hookers when ...

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