Empowerment

| August 11, 2010

The most frustrating thing about trucking is the waste of time.  Shippers and consignees seem to gleefully waste it. Our time has no value to them. They often treat the drivers like we have no ...

Original ‘Vince and Larry’ crash test dummies donated to Smithsonian

| August 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation last month donated a number of “Vince and Larry” crash-test dummy costumes and related auto safety items to the Smithsonian Institution. You probably remember the PSAs from the 1980s, such ...

New ‘gold trucks’ vid from owner-operator Howard Salmon

| August 09, 2010

Remember that little mention I made a few weeks back about my serendipitous meeting with past Overdrive Trucker of the Month Howard Salmon (pictured), the one where I talked about participating in a bit of ...

12 big legs on 18 wheels

| August 06, 2010

Cargo thieves in Quebec didn’t waste much time dumping a truck and trailer they lifted while in transit to an Ontario zoo June 18. Just 25 miles from where the rig was stolen, the trailer ...

Would you like fries with that?

| August 05, 2010

Driver demand is higher than it’s been in more than two years. For leased owner-operators, it could be a good time to get updated on compensation packages and other lease terms, especially if you’ve been with the same carrier for more than a few years.

NPR looks at truckers’ health issues and regulation

| August 04, 2010

A radio story on regulators' scrutiny of truckers health aired last week Friday for a larger than usual audience -- on NPR by reporter Frank Morris out of station KCUR in Kansas City, Mo. He introduced ...

Punt on the spicy pork rinds

| August 03, 2010

Add pork rinds to a haul in the Pacific Northwest and you might find yourself with a sore foot and back and a charge of  “driving with wheels off the roadway,” or such was the case ...

Just one word. Are you listening?

| August 02, 2010

The Institute for Supply Management’s monthly report on factory output lists Plastics (with rubber products) as the fastest growing segment. The news remains strong overall for manufacturing, which had its 12th consecutive month of expansion.

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