Blogs

Wonders of technology: Saving a life

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

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Colder than [fill in the blank], or Pipes bursting on the home front

"Here's to the spouses and families of the drivers – Salute!!"

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CARB diesel regs’ human toll: Family uprooted, split by move’s necessity

Checking in Martin and Alice Jez -- formerly of Galt, Calif. The pair have moved to Michigan anticipating CARB's regs relative to their 2000 Freightliner, splitting them from a six-year-old son.

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Circle, circle, dot dot dot….

In which Wendy proposes a research project, and "someone's sister-in-law needed a job, so they created the 'Fund for Dumb Stuff'... Progress, people, progress."

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CARB extension a no-go for California independents

Checking in with California-based independents Tom and Karen Moore at the end of their long stare-down with CARB's Truck and Bus Rule.

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Yeehaw! The best and worst license plates and slogans

A Western state can boast having motorists' favorite license tag, and a Southern state is No. 1 for slogan.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Truck-Lite, Kenworth, Donaldson, SAF-Holland

Assorted product updates to assorted highway gear, including new options for the Kenworth T680's 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, among others...

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The ice truck cometh! And melt-eth…

Entry in the annals of, well, weird here on the Channel 19 blog -- to promote the cold-starting power of the MotoMaster battery, Canadian Tire built a pickup out of ice.

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

Super single sing-along

"I'm curious as to how many readers have direct experience with running single tires. Do they really pay for themselves, as some say, or are they a pain in the rear?"

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Pit bulls in-cab: Resource for local laws?

In which reader Mary Hanlon adopts a pit bull and wonders, Is there a good central location to map routes to avoid locales with anti-pit ordinances? Any of the pit owners in the audience have suggestions?

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