Revisiting the oil bubble, as diesel continues up, up, up

| January 13, 2011

In the July 2008 issue of Truckers News, I reported on huge and speculative, long-only investment positions in commodities markets then contributing to the dramatic rise in crude oil and other commodities prices. Oil topped ...

Got snow?

| January 12, 2011

Here in the Southeast (though in Nashville I'm approaching the region's northern edge), it's been uncommonly wintry this week, as you can see from this pic, taken at the Love's on Trinity Lane at I-65. ...

Trucking resumes growth as 2010 fades

| January 12, 2011

Freight improved in November and then surged in December – enough to offset the decline in August through October.

Fair or foul?: A trucking story on Onion satirical news site

| January 11, 2011

Sandwiched between satirical headlines like "Fully Validated Kanye West Retires to Quiet Farm in Iowa" and "Virgin Mary Statue Crying for No Good Reason" today on TheOnion.com was this one: "Modern-Day Cowboy Rides 18-Wheeler Full ...

A story of ‘Singing Wheels’ that served America

| January 07, 2011

The 1941 "Singing Wheels" film advertisement for the trucking industry showcases the oldtime trucks at their best, posted on OverdriveRetro.

‘Recognition from the DOT’: uShip’s viral parody of ‘Social Network’ movie trailer

| January 07, 2011

Perhaps you've seen it. The Social Network film about Facebook's founding told the story of company cofounder Mark Zuckerberg's success "taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online." The film's trailer, which ...

‘American Trucker’ premieres on SPEED channel Feb. 24 — with a familiar face

| January 06, 2011

Imagine my surprise when, upon clicking over to a YouTube preview of SPEED's upcoming "American Trucker" series, I came upon a familiar face within the first several seconds. That face was Sparta, Wis.-based Paul Sagehorn ...

Hats off for heroes at Fort Sam Houston. . .

| January 05, 2011

My Truckers News Exit Only column this month details the long efforts of Marten Transport driver Candy Bass to grow a program she designed several years ago to send a positive message to wounded veterans ...

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