Blogs

Most important thing I learned this week

CARB's fleet trailer regs, EOBRs, speed limiters, GHG/mpg standards -- all are hitting at more or less the same time; it's going to be a tough economic road near future.

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Beam me up, NASA

What would you like to know about a NASA rocket launch? Wendy will be in attendance at one December 17 -- tell here here. "If I have a list, I'll stay on task (for 11 minutes). Help a sistah out."

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Candidate and fleet owner channels Van Damme in ad

Meet Ga.-based 10th-District Congressional candidate and Collins Trucking fleet owner Mike Collins -- and checking in with 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford, bringing home on the road...

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Hand made gifts and the truck budget deficit

With George and Wendy's truck-purchase saga nearly over, "It's a handmade Christmas, for sure."

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The drones are coming! The drones are coming!

Amazon Prime Air a big joke? -- "The data systems (CSA, PSP ...) tracking our lives and businesses, in the end, require much more of our attention and time than any airborne threat..."

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The price of failing to ‘respect’ vehicular power

Reports about the Porsche that Paul Walker was riding in during his fatal weekend accident indicate it is a powerful, "dangerous" car that needs better traction control.

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Black Friday: I vote no

"Don't all the places opening at insane hours have those price match guarantee things, anyway?"

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Another voice on the hours of service: Owner-operator Tom Quinton

As Quinton's and recent other commentary makes clear, the new hours of service rule is foregrounding the problem of, simply, time. Time enough to get the work done in the day allotted to do it.

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Reg rage

Peeling air-bag warning label = recall of almost 19,000 cars. "Who is the real winner in this whole sorry story? I don’t think it’s the average American."

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Potluck Olympics

"I'm not a bad cook, but being around my Mom and my Aunt reminded me that I was raised to a pretty high cooking standard.... Just showing up with my sparkling personality isn't always enough."

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