Blogs

The nuances of winning

"There are distinct trade-offs in self dispatch. The security of a regular thing is awesome, but it's not the adventure of pinging yourself around the country" -- then there's the new boots...

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Toll talk re-emerging in advance of highway bill

Today, it feels like we're on more solid footing with not only a wider swathe of industry opinion but also among the general public, where tolls sentiment has generally trended dead-set against pricing existing interstates.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Exxon Mobil, Daimler, Kenworth, Volvo, Navistar

This union sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that Daimler Trucks has chosen Mobil Delvac-branded heavy-duty diesel engine oils for factory-fill in its Freightliner- and Western Star-branded vehicles. Daimler will feature Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil in nearly all Freightliner- and Western Star-branded Class 8 trucks, while the company¹s fuel-efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution models will use Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 10W-30, a low-viscosity heavy-duty ...

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Young singer preaches an offbeat ‘Truck Stop Gospel’

“In ‘Truck Stop Gospel,’ his narration is so astute it's impossible to tell what side he's on — not that it matters,” writes reviewer Kim Ruehl.

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Driver makes Truckers Against Trafficking message his own

Timothy Coon's powerful video message about why more drivers should actively support the goal of Truckers Against Trafficking.

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The tanks have arms

And the frogs and dogs sing -- and other strange happenings at the military installation.

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The yardstick method of driver training

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious focus on the need to more robust mentoring industrywide.

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Exercising the demons

The thought of having to put t-shirts and shorts on with nothing to hide behind seems like a personal affront to the kind Goddess Hanes of Spandexia, who invented loungewear and sanctioned it as a consolation prize for dealing with cold weather.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

BulkLoads board buys CoopsOpen app

The CoopsOpen app allows users to simply update station statuses as they pass scales -- joining ScaleChek and Overdrive's own Trucker Tools with similar functionality.

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Hey, over here! Obama’s fuel efficiency sideshow

There’s much more to be gained regarding fuel use and emissions by improving our crumbling, cramped infrastructure, as Werner Enterprises President Derek Leathers said in response to the Obama announcement.

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