Blogs

VIDEO: Obscene Gesture cabover rescued from junkyard

Among the many cabovers at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, one of the best-looking was Jeff Shawhan’s 1990 Kenworth K100E, which he calls Obscene Gesture.

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Rates hall of shame: Bottom 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Turns out it's true: Colorado on average is on the list for outbound freight -- so are many Northeast states. At once, some states in the NE region show some of the highest rates for inbound freight. More data, discussion here.

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Let’s wear white shoes and eat ham

Here's a happy Easter from the Parkers. "Easter represents everything good to me.... Did I mention ham?

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‘Fury by association’ therapy

"We met a broker this past week at MATS, and he absolutely confirmed that all brokers aren't bad" -- Wendy hangs on to some of her sparkle.

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When airline pilots sound like, well, highway pilots

With French media reporting apparent location of the second "black box" from the GermanWings flight, a note about some reporting that rung some familiar bells on the line between profit, safety.

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The infrastructure is funded!

"It's April 1, and this entire post may or may not be a filthy lie, but we all know who the fools are."

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Owner-operators finally escaping the recession’s shadow

If you can overlook the growing regulatory burden, this may be the best time to be in the market we’ve seen in years.

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Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

On the road again

"Another MATS is in the books," Wendy writes in this post, and though Marshall Tucker this year was pretty special, she also makes a case for Tony Justice on the main stage. What do you think?

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What’s your CB handle and how’d you get it?

Find several operators' anecdotes about how they got their handles here.

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