Blogs

Reefer gonna get ya’

The gargantuan mosquitoes of Alzada, Mont.: "I lost 25 lbs. and a large portion of my cognitive skills, but I gained a new respect for the reefers. All joking aside, thanks for what you do. It ain't easy being wheezy."

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New Tony Justice album to feature vocal work with Aaron Tippin

Everhart Transportation driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice reports that work on a new record is getting under way. For the title track, "Brothers of the highway," he'll be joined on vocals by trucking-music veteran Aaron Tippin.

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Unidentifiable meat and the rubber breakfast biscuit

Healthier retail road-food choices: "I noticed a new combo recently – a meat and cheese cup. Layers of lovely greenish pepperoni, carefully adorned with slices of cheese so orange, if you choose not to eat it, you can always use it as a safety cone."

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Shout to a shipper

Holly Knoll Services owner-operator Dave Palmer gives credit where it's due -- to B&T Sand of Columbia, S.C., for efficient load/unload practices.

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Time is a frame of mind

Complexities abound in the lure of Washington state: "If we moved to the West Coast, I'd never know what time it is again." Seriously, mom?

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What do the confederate flag and used-truck prices have in common?

They're coming down, according to word from the South Carolina legislature and governor and the latest, June edition of the NADA/American Truck Dealers' Commercial Truck Guidelines report.

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Snakes on the plains

"You know what happens in Ohio when it rains for months on end and the grass doesn't get cut, because you're away in a big truck and your teenage son loses his mind and doesn't mow? Snakes..."

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Postscript: Analyzing base linehaul rates minus fuel

A quick glance at rate performance year over year, minus fuel, is fairly simple via DAT's Trendlines pages. And, asks a reader, If rates are flat, where's the capacity crunch everybody keeps talking about?

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

Goodbye, Bambi, we hardly knew ye

In the latest installment of Overdrive’s Worst Case Trucking Scenarios series, we take a look at how to avoid hitting a deer.

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The resurrection of Evel Knievel’s 1970s Mack haul rig

In this podcast with Robb Mariani, the onetime host and producer of the American Trucker show marks the beginning of the end of the story of the Evel Knievel Mack haul rig he located several years ago. The restoration is almost done.

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