Blogs

Video: Drivers to put voices in gear at Dallas show

Trucker Talent Search finalists Brad James, Keith Sampson and Jennie Simpson will perform right as the show closes, at 5 p.m., at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby.

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Friends in UFO places

"Walking down the Extraterrestrial Highway at two in the morning, I realized, once again, that sometimes trucking is the best job ever. What other profession can you get paid to see things like an unobstructed view of the Milky Way?"

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Changing Gear: New tech trends from American Power Group, Optronics, Kenworth, King Controls

I get a lot of announcements from companies that have made relatively minor tweaks to traditional must-have products such as tires and brake pads, but every now and then I hear from vendors that are making some neat high-tech updates to their products, some in relatively recently-developed and niche markets. This week, let’s take a look at a few trend-breaking companies and their updated offerings. For example, American Power Group – a provider of turbocharged natural ...

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VIDEO: Jon and Miriam Brown and their Volvo home away from home

Landstar-leased Jon and Miriam Brown's team operation and 2012 Volvo VNL300 converted by Showhauler Motorhome Conversions the first featured business in Volvo's new "Welcome to my cab" vid series.

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It’s the little things

In which Wendy gets a headset: "It didn't pinch my brain at all, and completed my imaginary Boba Fett outfit perfectly. 'Uh, babe, I think they want you to actually make calls with it.'"

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Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

Voters in Missouri say no to sales tax increase of .75 cents on the dollar to fund transportation -- and prohibit tolls and fuel tax increases.

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News flash: Mainstream media hates on truckers (again)

"A large cross section of the people watching mainstream news will also make the decision to turn a portion of their life savings over to a stray cat with an eye infection because of a Sarah McLachlan song."

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Reader to truck stops: Better optimize, expand parking space; And an eats tip in AL

"There's nothing worse than after a long hard day's driving to pull into a truck stop and find full spaces taken up with just a tractor or an RV." --Rick Fine, Pueblo, Colo.

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Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to compete with no restrictions on lanes, rates, areas of operation or freight.

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I-495 Christina River bridge reopens to traffic — partially

Video, pictures and more from the southbound span of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Delaware, which reopened to traffic on Thursday last week a month ahead of schedule. NB remains closed.

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