Blogs

‘Legitimate freight options’ — old ways in new times

There's many ways to skin the cat on freight -- in response to a reader question about legitimate freight options, an update on newer load boards/marketplaces and mobile-optimized brokerages and a revisit to tried-and-true methods, doing the hard work, etc. ...

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Wake me when it’s over

"Three things you can't talk about with people, because they lose their minds: politics, religion and super singles. I'm not sure why, but those things seem to incite the screaming four-year-old in all of us."

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Are small carriers singled out for inspection? Short answer: Yes

FMCSA routinely bumps the Inspection Selection System scores of "data-insufficient" carriers -- i.e. those who haven't been inspected enough to product CSA SMS scores -- to 99, making bypass systems virtually useless and ensuring more inspections.

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There’s a lizard in the truck

Teams: What have you learned about yourself from your on-the-truck partners? As for Wendy -- that she talks about monsters while sleeping, hums while eating and ... "Sometimes, learning things about yourself on the road is hard."

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Kevin Rutherford’s case to brokers for stronger partnerships with owner-operators

Hear how Kevin Rutherford broke the ice with a roomful of brokers: "Many of my listeners think the majority of this room are lying, cheating scumbag parasites sitting in a room with a phone and an internet connection sucking all the profit out of the load."

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Video: A great creation for the Great Race

A cocktail of a W900, an International 4900, a Ford pickup and a fabricated hood

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Whiplash: Heard Trucking’s cabover lover’s dream 1996 Freightliner FLD

Don't get 'Whiplash' trying to look at this truck

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Certified air, finale

A Half-Chip's remnants of humanity revealed. There's hope yet for trucker LaRonda and her human and animal brethren beyond Certified Air ...

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Certified air, part 2

Part 2 in Wendy Parker's annual Halloween fiction sees the zombie apocalypse's version of a scale house visited upon LaRonda Pettibone and her tractor, business and life ... and the zombie at the wheel, of course.

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Of personal bests, the St. Christopher fund and truckin’, writin’ and runnin’

The competitive spirit of the Truckin' Runners Virtual 5K, benefiting the St. Christopher fund, yields a personal best, and an update: To date, the "Truckers Fund" has "given out more than $1.4 million on behalf of 1,653 drivers" in medical dire straits, for more than just medical expenses, too.

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