The reality of ‘passing costs to customers’

| January 29, 2014

The challenge to the shipper and carrier, whether it’s a solo operation or Walmart or Schneider National, is not to wait for the turbulence of changing costs and then respond, but to be constantly examining costs.

Truck haters and Mother freakin’ Nature

| January 29, 2014

"Just another day in trucking. A crappy one. But that's OK because it still beats night shift at a nursing home, and we both woke up breathing again. So there's that."

Changing Gear: Updates from Phillips, Prestone Command, Luber-finer, Donaldson

| January 29, 2014

Phillips reaches out to smart device users, Prestone Command releases a free white paper and more.

Reader: Parking enforcement in La Porte, Texas, gets tough

| January 28, 2014

Clark Freight Lines Safety Director (and La Porte police officer) Jeffrey Tippit on city's move to get tough enforcing a no-parking ordinance extending to retail parking lots.

Taking no chances with flatbed coil securementImage Gallery

| January 28, 2014

In a video, WTI Transport Safety Instructor Gene Sims demonstrates the conservative coil securement methods he teaches.

Custom-carved trucks from Alaska seasonal haulerImage Gallery

| January 27, 2014

Photos: Introducing custom-truck model builder Christopher Vallee of Anchorage, Alaska, working mostly in wood.

Idle highway chit-chat and Elvis in Raburn, Ga.

| January 26, 2014

"We're back to idle chit-chat in the truck. Idle chit-chat is an art, developed by the elders of the tribes and passed down as a method to pass time until the great ship comes to take us away."

Trucking advocacy, education — getting started early

| January 25, 2014

Twelve-year-old Coalton Fannin -- son of longtime trucker Billy Fannin -- delivered this speech to his class on some of the finer points of the trucking business.

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