My new ride!

| April 01, 2014

In which Todd takes a part-time driving job in a Hummer stretch limo, and asks a question: "Have I made a huge mistake?" Be sure to include the hashtag #truckingaprilfoolsday with your answer. (RELATED: Great Lakes flee Midwest to warmer climes after Polar Vortex...)

Wrap-up from complete and utter over-stimulation

| March 31, 2014

Wendy on the news out of MATS and her own experience there, ultimately: "Anyway, I'm optimistic, because I like to be optimistic. Otherwise I get cranky and I can't even stand myself."

Transparent ‘new deal’ for independents using brokers?

| March 31, 2014

How might more rate transparency in broker/owner-operator negotiations help drivers all throughout the industry? DOTAuthority.com/AIPBA's James Lamb believes quite a lot...

VIDEO: Tony Justice performs ‘Simple Man,’ ‘Trick My Truck’

| March 28, 2014

Always great to run into Tony Justice -- the singer-songwriter and East-Tennessee-based Everhart Transportation driver performed Friday, March 28, for attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Observations from the dark side

| March 28, 2014

"If you do go to MATS, take the time to go over to the Papa John's parking lot and rub elbows with the regular guys – we've met some of the most decent human beings on this earth in that parking lot, and you don't need a press pass to do that."

Roadside inspections, ELDs, treadle-valve corrosion discussed at MATS seminar

| March 27, 2014

Topics debated at the FMCSA's "roadside inspection" session at the Mid-America Trucking Show...

OOIDA’s Spencer: Driver treatment a key element in ‘driver image’

| March 27, 2014

Driver image is a two-sided issue, OOIDA's Todd Spencer said: Part of image, he says, in addition to what the public and trucking outsiders think, is also what truck drivers think of themselves.

VIDEO: ChampTruck No. 1, race series making progressImage Gallery

| March 27, 2014

At MATS, Mike Ryan is showing a 2006 Freightliner Columbia he and team put together over six weeks preceding to show potential new "Champs," drivers in the series, how they can affordably get into a race truck.

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