Haul Road to the Himalayas: Interviewing Lisa Kelly

| October 11, 2010

The current "IRT: Deadliest Roads" season of the "Ice Road Truckers" reality-TV series franchise on the History Channel aired its second episode last night, after a launch the previous Sunday that garnered 3.4 million viewers. ...

Constitution Trail

| October 11, 2010

The Constitution Trail is less than 250 yards from Pilot Truck Stop in Bloomington, Ill. Just head out the back drive (across from the blue beacon) and turn left. You will see grain towers and ...

Complimentary advertisement… and: PSP unlikely to be the new DAC

| October 08, 2010

Driver with a lens-load of cool It's been a few months since we checked in with on-road crooner Howard Salmon, so he checked in with us, sending along this picture he happened upon recently, with ...

‘Personal and poetic meditation’ on American trucking

| October 07, 2010

The creators are art photographers Frank Tribble and Tracey Mancenido, a husband-wife team who a couple years back, NPR reported last week in their "Picture Show" feature, took up the trucking life for a time ...

Pre-employment screening in the CSA 2010 era

| October 05, 2010

It's not all about DAC anymore. With CSA 2010 carrier scores in six of the seven violation categories in CSA 2010 set to go public beginning in December, carrier attention to inspection reports has ramped ...

A coffee for St. Christopher

| October 04, 2010

What says trucking more than a good cup of coffee? Though I haven't done much coffee-related reporting since the March 2008 Truckers News story probing haulers' coffee preferences, I suspect that with the turmoil we've ...

A driver so good the shipper gave him his own desk

| October 01, 2010

Talk about burying the lead: The Osakis Review, a paper published from Osakis, Minn., ran a great profile of resident Larry Herzog (pictured, by Greta Petrich), who runs beef destined for McDonald's customers' stomachs for ...

Rebounding factories slow a bit in September

| October 01, 2010

The recovery is still on, but it’s getting winded. That’s the conclusion of the Institute for Supply Management, which released its monthly manufacturing report today. While ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index “reading of 54.4 percent is still ...

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