Blogs

Podcast: Mike Morgan on a victory lap after ChampTruck event

A talk with '88 Mike' Morgan, who came out on top of the points following the inaugural ChampTruck World Series Class 8 racing event this weekend in Millville, N.J.

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Inward-facing problems

"Carriers have finally found a way to lower the quality of new drivers.... In the words of Moon Unit Zappa, 'Gag me with a spoon.'..."

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Emissions-system issues hamper productivity for one owner-operator

And maybe more than just one, if anecdotal evidence is any indication. A report from Dave Palmer of S.C.-based Holly Knoll Services, whose triaxle dump, put into service in Jan '13, has been in the shop no less than six times over the emissions system.

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Happy people have sunburned knees

In which George and Wendy burn up the swamps in Nick Shaughnessy's air boat, and Overdrive's Pride & Polish in Wildwood gets well under way.

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Military-tribute ‘Black Out’ rig nearing completion

Checking in with W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook and his progress on the 1999 Freightliner Classic military-themed tribute rig he's been working on over the last year and more. Getting close!...

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The trucking jubilee

"It ain't no party for the fish involved, and it ain't no disco for the drivers, but the fat cats eat well, and fill their coffers with easily caught fish, who are addled and unsure of their surroundings."

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KW vent-a-hood bound for weekend Pride & Polish

Jaikes is showing his Kenworth at this year’s first Pride & Polish event, at 75 Chrome Shop, which runs Friday through Sunday in Wildwood, Fla.

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Camaraderie on the road: Where did it go?

Voices on driver-to-driver camaraderie -- "pay it forward, you never go wrong." And: A mailbag podcast rounding up reader reactions to the dismissal of one owner-operator's obstruction of justice case.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Fishing with the Rookie

A special day in Foley, Ala., fishing with the L.A. Rookie. And a message to a friend from the past: "Robin, if you're out there, know you were cherished by someone and still are. And drop ol' Bill a line if you can, he's got some fantastic stories to tell you."

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Rates hall of fame: Top 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Does knowing historical rate performance on average help you in your day-to-day negotiations and planning? Find 2014 top performing states and Q2 outbound averages nationwide here.

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