Blogs

Round-up: MATS haps, and a cattle hauler on his long career

Recently-retired bull wagon hauler Laurin Dreher reflects on a long career, while owner-operator Jeff Clark talks while he walks and more plans for MATS solidify...

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Even Superman had a Dad

Tough news yields stronger connections... "It's not often I see the strongest person I know cry. Actually, I've only seen him do it once, and that was when our son was born."

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Author: ‘U.S. law in need of simplification, basic human empathy’

"Overhaul and simplify the law to release the energy and passion of Americans so that we can begin to address the challenges of our society." --Philip K. Howard, from a 2010 talk that rings with messages directly applicable to trucking

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Changing Gear: TMC updates from Cummins, Eaton, Dana, Webb Wheel, Phillips, Idle Smart

The Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual meeting usually is the time that fleet maintenance managers gather to discuss the latest technical and shop trends, so naturally the vendors that attend the event and hold press conferences to introduce new products and make lofty announcements normally reach out to that audience. However, I found that this year’s event earlier this month in Nashville also made a few headlines of interest to owner-operators and small fleets looking to ...

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Cabover at the Neal awards — and plenty of gratitude

Journalistic awards are great, but it's too often the case that the crucial element of the business of trade press is lost in the discourse that emerges from shop talk -- the importance of listening to the readers.

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Having a quirk doesn’t make you a jerk

Rather, "it makes you quirky," says Wendy. "Home time is awesome."

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Holy snow-banks! Winter rolling vid over Loveland Pass

Another couple vids from the GoPro Camera of young Caleb Christner, son of Don Christner, the Reed Hurst Trucking driver whose dispatches from the road you've become familiar with over the last year or two.

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For your dining (or building) pleasure

George's choice in Clif Bars, if he can't swing a Cloud Cake: “I would like the one that doesn't taste like drywall, please.”

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Who will sell Jimmy Fallon a pickup?

"If those aren't 'big enough' for Fallon, I wonder what kind of registration/permit you might need to run a Class 8 in downtown NYC as a personal vehicle...."

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If a tree falls in the forest, will you shut up?

"We're looking for flooring and I'm driving George nuts. I'm certain you just gasped with surprise. Since he's the installer, he knows exactly what we need. I'm the decorator and I know what I want."

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