Blogs

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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Getting the routine right

"Diet" is a four-letter word. The key to any successful fitness program is all about routine -- finding one you're comfortable with and making it part of your life.

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What’s your favorite, most-scenic route around the U.S. and Canada?

Tell us here -- and catch a neat Atlas Van Lines infographic showing their own leased owner-operators' recommendations this Labor Day weekend.

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30-Second Trucker Tip: Stalled on train tracks!

A 100-car train traveling 50 mph takes a full mile to stop. So if you stall on the tracks and hear that train a-comin’, rolling round the bend, the odds are not with you. Such a predicament could happen if your undercarriage is too low to cross the grade, or if you fail to anticipate that traffic could trap you on the tracks. Check the September Overdrive for Carolyn Mason’s story, which has tips on how to navigate ...

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Two shows to keep on the radar in N.C., Texas

Brad Wike's Southern Classic in Lincolnton, N.C., kicks off Friday, September 11, and the East Texas Truckers Showdown in Nacogdoches September 26.

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Lives matter, regardless of who’s a fan

Wendy on Ontario court's speed limiter ruling: "If the people who bring you literally every single thing you eat, drink, wear, sit on, lay on and pee in don't represent a broad societal interest,' then I'm afraid no one does. ... Trucker lives matter."

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