Blogs

Hopping a beverage trailer to D.C.

Follow @channel19todd on Twitter for updates from this week's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., set to take up highway-bill priorities and CSA, among other topics.

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Random thoughts, random signage

Wendy marvels at the wealth of hung shingles in America: On a split billboard, an "ad was spray painted, home-made, cobbled together with plywood and corrugated cardboard. It read: 'We buy junk cars.'"

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Introducing ‘Drivers for the TRUE Safety Act’

In November Chris Gadarowski launched the "Drivers for the 'TRUE Safety Act'" Facebook page as a grassroots gathering point for those in favor of the bill’s call for an independent hours review attendant to a rollback of changes made last July.

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Feeling the love with a new carrier, in a warm place

If FMCSA is really concerned about safety, "they'll go after the companies with churn like a Wisconsin butter factory, and leave experienced drivers and small companies with longtime employees alone."

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Respect where it’s due: Saluting diesel power, glory

Operator Jean Annette Hamman tosses off a heartfelt salute to the big diesel machines that power American trucking.

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Sometimes you gotta lose to win

Following driver Art Huntley on his course of natural bodybuilding to lose weight and get in shape.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Double Coin, Goodyear-Love’s, Volvo, Howe’s, Imperial

Double Coin Tires and CMA launch a new Double Coin mobile application, while Volvo gets dressed for success and other product-related news you can use.

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You read it here first: CSA’s built-in unfairness

With the March and May issue installments of Overdrive's CSA Data Trail stories, Senior Editor Todd Dills scooped GAO's report this week by at least seven months.

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

Latest TAT vid: ‘I am not a lot lizard’

The latest vid from the Truckers Against Trafficking organization re-ups the outreach to the industry via an empathetic portrait of the victims of human trafficking and a clarion call against the dehumanizing "lot lizard" term.

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Trained canine assists deaf trucker

Hearing-impaired driver Pete Kleckner's relies on his service dog, Snickers, throughout his days.

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