Blogs

A different kind of business model

Learning about cargo van operators who lease their vans to multiple carriers.

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Healthy Living is a Process

MARATHON TRUCKER/ Do the right thing the right way to achieve long-term success.

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Results don’t come free

HEALTHY OBSESSION/ I won’t see results until I start trying again, and neither will you.

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Avoiding irregular tire wear

The solution requires multiple steps, but they reduce tire wear issues, increase longevity and save money

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Roadside Attractions

A trucker joins a national fitness program, a natural born truck driver, a truck makes its film debut, plus Truck Gallery, Channel 19, Calendar events and more industry news items are featured.

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Ready to roll but delayed again

Finally we're ready to haul freight again but Diane woke up ill this morning.

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Driver conference calls, online radio shows Wed., Thurs.

All Drivers Together hosts Trucker BuddyFirst up, the folks with the All Drivers Together series of conference calls, which have been ongoing with increasing prominence in the months since I reported on them last year, this afternoon are hosting Trucker Buddy International's Randy Schwartzenburg. He'll detail the organization's plans for MATS as well as ongoing efforts to provide students direct interaction with drivers, says owner-operator Ingrid Brown, a principal organizer of the ADT calls. Trucker Buddy ...

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Reuters says Panther Expedited is for sale

A report that Panther is for sale prompts this overview of the expediting sector of the trucking industry.

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Got downtime in central Indy? ‘Steel Ponies’ on exhibit through Aug.

If you have or can schedule downtime in and around Indianapolis in the coming months, there's a neat exhibit for motorcycle enthusiasts and others interested in the history and culture of two-wheeled transportation at the Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indians and Western Art at the White River State Park downtown -- (317) 636-9378. On March 10, Steel Ponies opens (running through August), featuring vintage historical motorcycles and famous Hollywood bikes as well as tricked-out custom jobs ...

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How can I be a healthy trucker?

Dear Carolyn, I really love my trucking job but am worried about the future. I am at least 75 lbs. overweight, have high blood pressure and probably sleep apnea. I try to eat a healthy diet and get a little exercise, but it’s hard. The hours are long and boring and if it’s in my truck and not nailed down, I eat it! Please don’t yell at me and tell me what an idiot I am. ...

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