Blogs

News flash: Lumpers show driver appreciation at the grocery warehouse

Waiving the lumper fee it's not -- the Universal Lumpers service, at 11 facilities in mostly Western states, is offering coffee, doughnuts and hopefully quick service to drivers this week ...

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Reid Ribble, come on down… You’re the next contestant on ‘Will I Live to See the Other Side of that Bridge?’

Congressional move to increase truck weight on the national highway system to 91,000 lbs. with a sixth axle -- truckers as guinea pigs in safety experiment? ...

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Roundup: Remembering McGuire Trucking of Ga.; infrastructure process change needed; ‘disparate impact’ in CSA algorithm?

Two recommended reads out on the web -- and remembering a fleet whose owner recently passed with one of our Reader Rigs gallery contributors.

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Never forget

"As patriots and Americans, we will never forget the 9/11 attack.... If you really want to thank the troops, be the kind of American worth fighting for."

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Suicide spinoff: Blaming the trucker, once again

Professional drivers know firsthand from the evolution of the regulatory machine that there is a tendency to hold you guilty until proven innocent.

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Analyst: Trend to ‘micromanage’ drivers deterring truckers, ELDs to push small carriers out of biz

"We’re watching them on the satellite. We’ve got a camera inside the cab of the truck that will take a movie of you if there’s any kind of acceleration, deceleration, swerve to the left or swerve to the right. This is not the kind of job that the swashbuckling truck drivers of years gone past would have any interest in and that’s part of what makes it so difficult.”

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California Dreamin’: Freddy Velasco’s custom 2003 Peterbilt 379

Stretched frame. Check. Custom paint, interior? Check. Pride & Polish trophies? Oh yes. Catch this video interview with and plenty of views of Freddy Velasco's 2003 Pete from GATS 2015.

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Paying it forward on the road

"There are a whole lot of good people on the road, whether or not they're being portrayed that way."

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Time for a ‘no truck’ list? Recent CDL recipient spurs the question

Minnesota's recent issuance of a CDL to a man already forbidden to board U.S. planes begs the question: Does the U.S. need a list of those who aren't allowed to obtain CDLs?

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Long-haulin’ hotel sweepstakes, brake safety in Arizona …

With "Brake Safety Week" inspections kicked off around the country, are you seeing anything out of the ordinary? And: Hotels4Truckers and Transfix launch Long Haulin' Hotel Sweepstakes.

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