Walcott Truckers Jamboree — starting now…

| July 08, 2010

As I write this, driver attendees and others have no doubt begun to file into the big show, the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. After noting this pic from ...

Dentistry: latest in driving distractions

| July 07, 2010

It's been texting for a couple years now, after it was CBs and Qualcomm units and cell phones, and now DOT is reportedly eyeing other in-cab distractions for potential regulation beginning later this year. Then ...

Another familiar name on the 2010 NTPA tractor-pull circuit

| July 06, 2010

Mobil Delvac isn't the only top diesel oil name you'll see on the tractor-pull circuit this season. Since I blogged about Delvac's involvement as sponsor of the big Tomah, Wis., tractor pull in June, I've taken note of another ...

Need a light load?

| July 02, 2010

What's 9 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide and weighs 180 lbs.? We're not talking about the Sasquatch here, but rather the collective dimensions of these three roosters, posted Wednesday on the uShip site needing transport from Hesperia, ...

Owner-operator keeping alive legacy of a frozen sperm whale — and so much more

| July 01, 2010

Did you know there once was a trucker who started his career as a showman by hauling the frozen, preserved body of a sperm whale in a reefer around the country? If owner-operator Ken Harris is doing what he ...

Manufacturing still growing, but more slowly

| July 01, 2010

The recovery is still with us, note the factory-watchers at the Institute for Supply Management. The manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 11th consecutive month, though at a less heated pace than in May. ...

Dollars & Sense

Kevin Rutherford | July 01, 2010

Most of us wander through life on autopilot. We end up in our jobs by default. Are you in control of the decisions about your life?

Before it's too late

| July 01, 2010

If it’s a matter of your life or the job, make the right choice, and don’t leave your loved ones wondering why.

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