Blogs

Expediters gathering for niche-specific annual event this coming week

Among the owner-operator niche trucking events out there, the Expedite Expo, first held in 2001, stands out for a variety of reasons, not least among them the close community of haulers that makes up the expediting niche.

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It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 …18, 19, 20?

Decisions, decisions, decisions -- more from Wendy on the wonders and woes of filing for your own authority.

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‘The most important safety feature in any truck? The professional driver’

Jeff Clark's video message to the next president of the United States: Think outside of the box and reward companies that keep their drivers by treating them like the professionals they are.

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When the bees stopped helping the potatoes

"Don't send a potato to represent the interests of the grapes. Also, if you're going to wine, put it in the right cask. One more thing: don't poop in your own vineyard and expect to have a lot of visitors, especially from worker bees."

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And this little piggy paved the road

There’s a lot of money to be saved if roads were paved with asphalt using processed pig manure, according to a team at North Carolina A&T State University.

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Photos: Six new military-themed tractors and their drivers

A happy and healthy July 4 holiday to all of you, whether on the road or at the house. Here find further information about the six trucks, and the honored military veteran drivers, I wrote about Friday from U.S. Xpress.

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And our flag was still there…

Wendy offers a history in brief of the the U.S. national anthem, and a note of the bedrock love of country that guides so many of us.

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New music vid: ‘I became an American,’ by Jennie Simpson

Australia-born Jennie Simpson's new "I Became an American" single is about what it means to her to be a citizen of the United States after making her working life here as an owner-operator.

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The French press riders

Beware the French press: "I made a little pot of delicious smelling, inky-black coffee ... I was immediately inspired to clean the bathroom, walls, floors, dogs, picture frames and window caulk in every room of our home."

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At — and out of — risk in Illinois

Could an abundance of risk be a good thing? If IL state lawmakers and the guv don't reach a budget deal today, $2 billion worth of construction projects could halt. But if the state can't pay for the construction, who's to say whether it'll pay to remove all the barrels ...

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