Blogs

Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

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Changing Gear: MATS tidbits from Mobile Awareness, Meritor-P.S.I., Toyo, Continental, AIMS Power

Sometimes in the midst of the array of announcements made at the Mid-America Trucking Show, a few tidbits unrelated to MATS might seep through the cracks. So let’s set the record straight with a few recent headlines that might have escaped your notice while checking out the news from Louisville, Ky. Mobile Awareness, a provider of transportation safety products, announced its first MobileTraq Vue feature upgrade by integrating the SenseStat Obstacle Detection Backing Sensor System. The ...

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VIDEO: Jetset Getset’s ‘Mile a Minute’ behind 75th-anniversary Pete

Teen country-pop outfit Jetset Getset performed its trucking-themed track in the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day parade on a flatbed behind the truck March 31.

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Shower me with a little love

...and a skyhook for good measure.

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Get your load on: The DIY tow

One man, one load, two trucks in Charles Rhodes' DIY tow -- one of those "gettin' 'er done" moments on the highway.

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On the road again

"George swears no one in Austin has a job. He says people call each other and make plans to follow one another around in their cars all day, because that's the only way Austin can have rush-hour traffic indefinitely. "

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Former trucker’s new novel chronicles young driver’s failure

By writer Dave Newman -- who spent a couple years OTR some time ago -- "Two Small Birds" tells the story of Dan Charles, a would-be poet and Walt Whitman devotee on a crash course with OTR trucking.

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Campfire stories

"One of the very best hings about MATS this year was being able to park in the Papa John's lot and hang out with people who have been in the trucking industry since Jesus had a new pair of sandals."

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More owner-operator tax deduction myths to bust

Even if you do nothing more at tax time than bury your accountant with receipts and other papers, it’s good to know the basics on deductions.

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My new ride!

In which Todd takes a part-time driving job in a Hummer stretch limo, and asks a question: "Have I made a huge mistake?" Be sure to include the hashtag #truckingaprilfoolsday with your answer. (RELATED: Great Lakes flee Midwest to warmer climes after Polar Vortex...)

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