Veterans Day: Memories of mail call amid war’s toll

| November 08, 2010

Retired owner-operator Doug Fetterly's first job out of high school, in 1966, was with the Fourth Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Living with diabetes — behind the wheel of new book ‘A Life of Control’

| November 08, 2010

November is national diabetes month, and as such today we bring you a story included in a new book about the difficulty of living with the disease, Published by Vanderbilt University Press. The excerpt -- ...

CSA 2010 to bring increase in driver pay?

| November 05, 2010

The news over at the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday included a release from editors at J.J. Keller, emphasizing the reach of CSA 2010 beyond just for-hire truck carriers. "When the term 'motor carrier' is used," ...

Tow-truckers echo long-haulers on Discovery’s ‘Wreck Chasers’

| November 04, 2010

In many ways, tow-truckers are the absolute opposites of long-haulers. The tow-truckers of the Discovery Channel's new "Wreck Chasers" series, on a three week trial run that began with two half-hour episodes Monday, are trying ...

Biking Minneapolis

| November 04, 2010

This week I enjoyed the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis, Minn. I rode my bicycle from Hopkins, Minn., to the Freewheel Bike Center in downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis is a bike friendly big city. Trails are interwoven ...

Still trekking to shoot stills of the big rigs

| November 03, 2010

Amateur truck photographer Russ MacNeil has taken photos of big rigs since he was a teen growing up near Westfield, Mass. As a child, he was mesmerized as trucks roared by on walks with his ...

Factory growth picks up from September

| November 03, 2010

Cars, computers and exports are leading some of the most recent manufacturing growth, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management. Only two areas (Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products) shrunk ...

Reefer-unit pioneer to be honored tomorrow

| November 02, 2010

News from Thermo King today is that Frederick McKinley Jones, a company pioneer in the development of portable refrigeration units, will be honored  for his contributions to science and technology at the Tekne Awards gala ...

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