Paying more for older trucks

| April 18, 2011

It’s been clear for a year that certain things have been improving for trucking. Freight demand has increased, and with it demand for drivers. From the vantage of the American Truck Dealers, holding its annual ...

How do you protect yourself?

| April 17, 2011

Dear Carolyn, You asked us how we protect ourselves on the road? Well, I use extra strength/extra large Trojans!!! HAAAAAAAA!! Frank Dear Frank, That was funny the first time. But you are about the 11th one to send this and ...

‘Move over, Raquel!’

| April 15, 2011

Regina Meredith added glamour, curves and polish to the Dodge Bighorn when she modeled for Chrysler Corp. in the mid 1970s.

Rhetoric on Tony the Truckstop Tiger boils over into truckstop villification

| April 15, 2011

It's been a little while since I checked in on the efforts by animal-rights activists and others -- including a large coterie of truck drivers -- to force owners of the Tiger Truck Stop in ...

Son wants to move back in!

| April 14, 2011

Dear Carolyn, My 36 year-old son just told me he’s going to move in with us. He lost his trucking job and says there’s nothing out there he can do. My husband and I enjoy our ...

‘Something new every day’: Meeting Phil and Diane Madsen

| April 14, 2011

Phil and Diane Madsen haul expedited in this 2006 Volvo with 132-inch ARI sleeper and 16-foot box. Over the past several years, I've called on the pair several different times for perspective on all manner ...

‘Is it a 10-speed?’

| April 12, 2011

What's that line at the end of the Canadian slapstick classic Strange Brew? It's on the tip of my tongue... Oh wait, I remember. The McKenzie Brothers, Bob and Doug, played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, ...

UPDATE: ‘Hats for heroes’ special delivery, take two

| April 11, 2011

You will recall my story here about the genesis and progress of Marten Transport driver Candy Bass' "Hats for Heroes" program of providing an outlet for a wide array of trucking industry participants to honor ...

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