Blogs

Eating my way South

What happens after a night of boiled peanuts, hush puppies and crab legs drenched in butter -- when you're supposed to be on a weight-loss program...

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Flying OTR with owner-operator Joe Czmiel

Introducing owner-operator Joe Czmiel's FlyOTR.com, offering 12-by-18-inch flags meant to fly from the lock bars on van doors.

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Who says truckers can’t agree?

In the wake of the scandal over the Maxim ad, Wendy says, "let congress know how much of a target the trucking industry will be if the insurance minimums are raised from $750,000 to $4 million," as some have proposed.

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Trucking through the contestants: Trucker Talent Search

Here find a handy way to stream the lot of our Trucker Talent Search contestants' entries consecutively.

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Why the general public should also know what ‘barratry’ means

A full-page ad in Maxim magazine equating truckers with serial killers spawns an effort to get the magazines removed from retail outlets. A little kudos goes to some truck stops who've joined the effort.

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DPF ash cleaning retread

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali.

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The Highway 69 blues

In Oklahoma, "enjoy the view, if you can concentrate after having your brain slammed around in your cranium."

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CSA’s mad math: Readers right on lack of reliability

Clearly the “A” in CSA isn’t working when the data being accounted for paint a distorted picture. The result is a system where too many small carriers are assumed guilty until proven innocent.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Good things happen, too: Saluting truck-stop staff

"Here's to all the shower cleaners, clerks and stock personnel working in a truck stop today – thank you. We appreciate you and really do notice the job you're doing."

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Changing Gear: Cool stuff for a hot summer

It’s getting hot out there, and as a driver, when your livelihood keeps you out on the road for long stretches of time away from a comfortable air conditioned office and an chilly beverage, you know just how sizzling those summer temperatures can really get, no matter what part of the country you’re driving. Fortunately, a variety of products from many companies are available to help cool things down a tad. Here’s a brief rundown. First ...

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