Blogs

The perils of Driving Miss Wendy, and more ‘No parking’ signs…

"I was mesmerized and developed an insatiable need to go to J&R in Statesville. I pulled it up on my phone -- it looked like the parking lot was huge, so I assumed they'd let trucks park...."

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Audio: Rich Wilson at MCSAC — ‘We need to hear more from drivers’

Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.

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Bringing back Overdrive’s Most Beautiful!

Overdrive's Most Beautiful Contest launches on Valentine's Day 2014. Submit your sweetheart.

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Fun at Pedro’s place in S.C.

If you've seen the signs for Pedro's South of the Border and haven't stopped, you should, at least once. If you're with someone cool who doesn't mind taking stupid pictures with fiberglass animals, it's an added bonus.

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GAO CSA report fallout: More small-carrier inspections on the way?

Some watchers feel that "reprioritizing" inspection criteria to grab and tie up more and more of the "little guys" among carriers on the road might be the onerous result of the GAO's focus on lack of data.

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Atlanta-geddon, part two

"Well here we go again. There's an ice storm predicted for the greater Atlanta area, and this time, they've decided to prepare by asking big trucks to avoid the area."

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Changing Gear: Updates from TRP, Western Star, East, Fontaine

TRP Aftermarket Parts unveils a new user-friendly website, while Western Star brings a tough Allison transmission into the fold and more.

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What do cats think of us?

Cats might not be as social with their owners as dogs, but that hasn’t stopped truckers from taking them on the road.

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Hopping a beverage trailer to D.C.

Follow @channel19todd on Twitter for updates from this week's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., set to take up highway-bill priorities and CSA, among other topics.

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Random thoughts, random signage

Wendy marvels at the wealth of hung shingles in America: On a split billboard, an "ad was spray painted, home-made, cobbled together with plywood and corrugated cardboard. It read: 'We buy junk cars.'"

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