Colorful codriver, trucking blues, health care reform and more in this month’s Truckers News

| May 24, 2010

If you've missed the May edition of Truckers News on the racks out at the truckstops this month (I know copies in the more popular stops tend to go quickly), check it out online. Many ...

New trucks follow driver demand

| May 21, 2010

We’ve been hearing that driver demand is coming back, so it’s not surprise that carriers are buying trucks for them. PayNet, which tracks lending activity across six industries, “found that the dollar value of new loans ...

Hauler narrowly averts disaster at I-24 Middle Tennessee sinkhole

| May 21, 2010

As if the Tennessee Department of Transportation didn't have enough problems already, considering the damage recent flooding did to infrastructure in the middle part of the state, Tuesday earlier this week a reportedly 25-foot-deep, 40-foot-wide, 18-foot-long sinkhole opened ...

Feeling lucky

| May 20, 2010

“Mr. Clark, you’ve had a heart attack.” Whoa! Those aren’t words anyone looks forward to hearing from a doctor. It can’t be. I run 25 miles per week. It’s not fair. Fair? He was telling me ...

Mission USA’s July I-75 “Tour of Hope”

| May 19, 2010

Ed Eubank, pastor of a nondenominational church in northwest Martin, Tenn., is hoping he can "make a better connection with truckers so that we can better serve the people out there in genuine need." Eubank, see, is also ...

Running below the E-O-B-Radar…

| May 18, 2010

In my research for the cover story of the current edition of Overdrive, "Getting on board," about the growing use of electronic onboard recorders for logging among many major carriers throughout the United States, I ...

A shortage of drivers — and quality

| May 14, 2010

I've been hearing since at least March that many carriers are once again scrounging for drivers. This means a return to business as usual in terms of a driver shortage, only this time it could more ...

To toll or not to toll: In PA I-80 controversy’s wake, debate over road privatization re-emerges

| May 14, 2010

When a Devon, Penn., lawyer representing big commercial construction contractors insists that "Nobody's against this," referring to tolling major interstates as a method of funding their upkeep and expansion, I suspect he's not talked to anyone ...

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