‘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 ...

Our EOBR gifts to Mexican carriers

| April 09, 2011

One of the curious aspects of the current cross-border trucking plan is the U.S. paying for Mexican trucks to be equipped with electronic onboard recorders.

Don't get no respect!

| April 08, 2011

Dear Carolyn, I’ve been driving for the same company for two years. Lately, they’ve been treating me badly. Dispatch is rude and the owner of the company has told me several times that he’s not sure ...

‘In one helluva fix’ without truckers

| April 08, 2011

Overdrive's 1972 disc jockey contest highlighted trucking radio hosts, some of whom are still on the air waves.

New Frito Lay trailer wrap supports Women in Trucking

| April 07, 2011

Last week in Louisville, the Women In Trucking Association went for the Guinness World Record again for the largest gathering of female truck drivers with their second annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel. ...

Back to the past: $4 diesel returns

| April 06, 2011

Well it's official, folks. The Energy Information Administration's weekly diesel report this week showed the national average with 3 cents of the $4 mark, reaching the highest point yet in the now near nine-month run-up in ...

‘Truck spotting’ takes off in England to industry image benefit

| April 05, 2011

Remember the oft-described "good ol' days" of the 1970s? When truck drivers were portrayed by the movie stars of the day and lionized by the public as hardworking heroes of the American way? The image ...

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