News bytes: Diesel prices, Driving sans pants, Willie’s Place to be Petro

| March 09, 2011

Commodities speculation back in the spotlight  The commodities futures positions limits problem is back in the TV news via a series on liberal populist host Ed Schultz' "Ed Show" this week. The first spot in the ...

Happiness; UK producers seek ‘World’s Toughest Trucker’

| March 08, 2011

Happiness There's no other way to describe this picture, eh? It's Virginia Kirk, general manager of the TA C-store and fuel islands in Nashville, Tenn., during the location's grand reopening last week. It's "awesome" to be ...

Inbound/outbound: Trucking news Monday

| March 07, 2011

Strange days on the road A New Jersey-based driver last Thursday jackknifed his rig under murky circumstances on I-805 during rush hour in San Diego, Calif. He then exited the cab, laid down on pavement ...

A GMC Astro’s part in a ‘giant leap for mankind‘

| March 04, 2011

A GMC Astro hauled a national exhibit of the 1969 Apollo 11 flight, commemorating the moment when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.

FMCSA listens: PSP update clarifies co-driver inspection violations

| March 04, 2011

While I'm on the subject of CSA, I thought I'd share a bit of an update to this month's Truckers News CSA cover story. In it, during dicussion of the DataQs system and Ed Webb's ...

One driver’s war: Taming CSA and the DataQs challenge process

| March 03, 2011

I finally got the the opportunity to meet Boonville, Ind.-based driver Ed Webb (pictured) in person yesterday afternoon at the newly reopened downtown TA here in Nashville (speaking of which, Aaron Tippen's performing tomorrow morning ...

Transport equipment a big part of factory growth

| March 02, 2011

In ISM indices that measure growth in manufacturing and manufacturing employment, “transportation equipment” was the third fastest growing segment in February.

Truckstops = Coffeehouses with copious rig parking?

| March 02, 2011

A new index tracking sales of goods and services at highway truckstops, the McLane-NATSO quarterly index, recently tracked an interesting rise in the sale of hot beverages like coffees, cappucinos and teas at truckstops. That ...

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