Blogs

Popping the perception: Negative stereotypes and the next generation

"I'd like to live in a world where little Bobby isn't surprised that truckers read – or write, or shower on a regular basis."

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Two regional shows to keep an eye open for in VA, NY

Upcoming in early and mid-August, the annual semi-truck pull at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point, N.Y., and VA Large Cars' "Freedom Fighters Truck Show" in Madison, Va.

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Ray Rodriguez brings his ‘wicked’ Petes to SuperRigs

Small fleet owner and California grain hauler Ray Rodriguez brought to San Antonio this week to show at Shell Rotella's SuperRigs both his oldest rig — the cornerstone of his one-time single-truck business — and his newest, one of the most striking trucks gracing the show truck circuit presently.

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Bad ideas and agendas

“We're from the gubmint, and we're here to help.” --FMCSA (apocryphal) ... Wendy: "No thanks. Your kind of 'help' is what will destroy us all."

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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ brokerage launches app

The Transfix brokerage's app offers a variety of free services in exchange for the opportunity to push load offers to drivers well-situated to cover them.

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Owner-operator John Raffone — for President?

Does he have a chance? Probably not. This question, however, is more in line with his professed goals: Could he at least help bring trucking into the national picture in some way other than just as a punching bag?

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Produce haulers looking for another reason not to go to California…

Look no further than recent "hot market maps" showing reefer load-to-truck from DAT ... And: rates were in positive territory last week -- Roadcheck effect, anyone?

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Duct-taping the love

"Sometimes, trucking is hard." -- Wendy (almost) goes ballistic after finding an angry note duct-taped to the Parkers' Freightliner's custom paint after a long period of home-time parking...

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

PHOTOS: ‘Black Out’ tribute rig at the head of the God Bless America Ride Sunday

An "awesome feeling," says owner-operator Chuck Timbrook, to be rolling in his custom rig at the head of the ride -- more than 3,000 motorcycles participated in the tribute event this weekend. Photos by Josh Triggs.

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Free the whale(s)

Wendy's baby-pool side-yard refuge holds a hidden danger... "It'll be good to be back on the road."

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