Blogs

‘Over-grooming’ strikes on the home front

Cat to Wendy: "Please do not stress me out while I eat my $11/lb. food on your sewing table" -- and more on feline accommodation.

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Owner-operators’ decade of ‘working less and making more’

What’s changed about trucking since 2003? All manner of things, from the emissions systems put on engines to all manner of regulatory overload. There’s also been no shortage of change in the balance of miles and money that drives owner-operator businesses. Because of its role as a financial services provider for thousands of owner-operators, ATBS has lots of interesting data to precisely document that evolution. In this video excerpt from his presentation at the Partners in Business ...

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Truckers Against Trafficking: The learning process continues

With the state of Ohio putting anti-human trafficking training into their CDL training standards, Wendy explores driver reactions both positive and negative.

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Conflicting accounts of bigger big rigs

When safety is at stake, there’s no need to take needless risks in the name of uncertain efficiency.

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Photos: Painting the Evel Knievel haul rig

A few more details here about the restoration of the 1974 Mack FS786LST cabover and chassis, Post Coach custom office and trailer I've written so much about since news around its restoration began to come out in July. When I was at the Great American Trucking Show in late August, I had a brief conversation with current owner Lathan McKay about his decisions surrounding just how to paint the truck, given Knievel himself commonly repainted it ...

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Good advice from momma

"Sometimes, being pleasant is hard" -- lessons from life, the road, and the fuel island . . .

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Hope Rivenburg: General public ‘naive’ on truck-parking needs

Our podcast interview with truck-parking advocate Hope Rivenburg, widow of Jason's Law's namesake. Also: Hutchins, Texas, zoning hearing upcoming on new parking facility there after roadblocks hit by diesel shop.

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Run for your life from pumpkin spice

"That's right, I said it. I hate pumpkin-flavored anything. You can't make a stringy gourd sugary enough for me to like it, and I won't be fooled by the copious amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg, either."

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30-second Trucker Tip video: Caught in a sinkhole!

For an entertaining look at this Worst Case Trucking Scenario and some related advice, check our latest 30-second Trucker Tip video.

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Trucking with the ‘enemy’

News flash: Safety advocate who thinks of truckers as the "enemy" makes a run with Walmart driver Carol Nixon, comes away impressed. As for the rest of the industry ...

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