Blogs

Take a 360-degree tour of a classy interior

The Peterbilt 389's green and white exterior scheme carries through seamlessly to produce a bright interior.

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Will FMCSA ‘un-ring’ the CSA alarm?

Reader Thomas Little may best have paraphrased the thoughts of many: With CSA, "FMCSA fully intended" to "let the industry do their policing for them. Spoon-feed the detailed data into the marketplace to drive consumer choice of motor carrier ... and then stand back and pretend that wasn't how CSA was supposed to be used... They won't be able to unring that bell."

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Just say no to stupid

Wendy reacts to images posted to Facebook from a driver rolling with his feet on the dash, eating watermelon, no hands, etc...: "When he starts posting pictures to social media of himself doing phenomenally stupid and dangerous things, he involves every single driver on the road."

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PHOTOS: TAT’s “Freedom Drivers Project” trailer

A pictorial tour through Truckers Against Trafficking "mobile empathy display," the drop van that houses its traveling exhibit highlighted the sex-trafficking problem -- and what truckers are doing about it.

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The six-headed maintenance monster

Wendy works at purging the truck-maintenance demons: "One of the mechanics stuck his head in the bunk, probably to see what kind of injured animal George had in there: 'Uh, Miss Wendy, can I do anything for you?'"

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Changing Gear: GATS product roundup

Another Great American Trucking Show has come and gone, and by all accounts, this one was one of Randall-Reilly’s (Overdrive’s publisher, by the way) most successful Dallas events yet. Lots of beautiful rigs contending for the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship, the successful launch of the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search singing competition, the crowning of Emily Weymouth as this year’s Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner (who looks pretty darn happy about the award, ...

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Tale of two drivers at Partners in Business:

Todd Amen presented the latest in revenue/income averages and trends from ATBS' owner-operator clients, which continue to follow what's been happening over a decade now. Better income on fewer miles.

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Don’t lick me, bro

Apocryphal -- maybe -- tale of face-licking as a form of gratitude yields an obsession: "I think I might have a mild complex regarding stranger licking now."

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VIDEO: Telematics boost, demand driving interoperable standard

Will the "Connected Vehicle" future have any benefit to independents? Exploring some of the possibilities here with Hirschbach Motor Lines' Jim Coffren's take from the fleet side.

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VIDEO: Analysis of what’s happening with ELDs / bankruptcies

Analyst Donald Broughton on what's happening behind a trend that is running against the usual for trucking bankruptcies: FMCSA's pressure on company over hours of service noncompliance.

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