Blogs

Conversation starters at the counter of knowledge

AKA “fun facts to know and forget.” Sometimes, making conversation on the road is hard.

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Video: Stunt driving big rig pushes tractor-trailer to the limit

As our sister site Truckers News wrote, I wouldn't try these at home.

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Thursday round-up: What deer whistles, elections and NASTC’s annual meeting have in common

Tools designed to mitigate hazard, maybe? At least one of these, maybe two (and it's not the NASTC meet, I can assure you) doesn't normally work so well. Nonetheless, fingers can always be crossed...

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New vid series humanizes trucking: ‘Worth watching’

"We really need more positive images like this out there" -- Wendy on a new vid series from Mobil Delvac that puts a spotlight on the lives of drivers.

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Owner-operator’s ‘Black out’ tribute rig gets closer to finish line

W.Va.-based Charles Timbrook's 1999 Freightliner "Black Out" eases into its military-tribute theme with new mods. And: A Reliable Carriers car hauler on Car and Driver's cover.

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Truck video’s evolution to data mining

Truck-mounted video cameras have been around for years, but what’s changed is the emergence of specialists helping fleets to comb through recordings and harvest useful data.

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Driving force: What drives you?

"We need to remind everyone, that truck wouldn't go anywhere without the driver" -- Wendy on the "driving force" page of profiles.

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Audio mailbag: Liability insurance, sleeper berth flexibility

The first in a series of Voices podcasts airing editorial comment on a variety of issues, here stemming from discussion of both sleeper berth period flexibility and FMCSA's planned liability insurance hike in D.C. Call 530-208-6423 at any time to record a message.

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Crazy drivers — the real Halloween fright

"Things that really scare me are watching the recordings of our dash cam and seeing crazy dangerous nuts in traffic about 500 times a day. "

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‘Every mile I drive’ — new record due soon from hazmat hauler Bill Weaver

The driver-songwriter launched a GoFundMe.com fund-raising campaign to help with the production costs today. Catch song samples from among Weaver's many tunes here and more info about the campaign.

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