Podcast: Due diligence on the drug testing consortiumPodcast

| May 29, 2014

Any problem with drug or alcohol use by drivers among carriers large and small can ensure that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be "watching you for a long time," says regulatory consultant.

Take it to another channel

| May 28, 2014

"Here's the deal: talk all you want. Spout all the hate you want. Talk about your cat or your toenails or your mother's underwear, but take it to another channel. Channel 19 is not your own personal radio station."

30-second video tip: Get more sound out of your phone speakers

| May 27, 2014

One great scene from the rock’n’roll mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” has dim-witted musician Nigel Tufnel showing off his amplifiers to another character. Tufnel notes one amp with control knobs that peak at 11 instead of ...

Truck stop operator’s new novel set during the ‘Great War’

| May 27, 2014

Karen Gettert Shoemaker's "The Meaning of Names" interrogates the reality German-American communities in the U.S. were confronted with following the outbreak of World War I.

A memorial to my brother

| May 26, 2014

The story of 1LT James Lyons' death in military combat in Iraq, told in the voice of Wendy Parker's brother, SGT Lehi Benton.

Think you’ve got inspection frustration?

| May 26, 2014

It could be worse: While Overdrive's CSA survey shows continuing concern for deteriorating law-enforcement/driver relations, be thankful you're in America and not Argentina, as a recent case illustrates...

New vid from YTTrucking.com and Texomatic.com’s Tex Crowley

| May 24, 2014

The most recent vid in Tex Crowley's "Life of a Trucker" short-documentary series chronicle Palerider's journey to owner-operator status in a life he loves...

Changing Gear: Updates from Meritor, Hogebuilt, NTN Bower, Daimler, Jost

| May 24, 2014

Meritor Inc. has added optimized axle ratios to its 14X rear-drive axle portfolio to help enhance fuel economy. The company’s14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for production in June, and ...

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