Blogs

A brief history of extortion

From the ship of Captain John Jacob Brake: "Our ship was lured to the aid of the nefarious Captain Lucifer Von Ahab with a false appointment time, and we were snared in the grasp of his safety ropes before he viciously raised the grocery warehouse flag."

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New ‘Share the road’ video aimed at motorists

As one commenter under FMCSA's Facebook share of the new video put it: "This video needs to be a part of every high school's drivers ed class." Hear hear, driver.

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Revenge of the healthy choices

"Ever eat something you think is so good for you, you're just tickled with yourself for eating it, only to have it turn around and try to kill you?"

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What does it cost to rebuild and extend a 1986 48-foot Trailmobile flatbed?

While the huge investments some owner-operators make in distinguishing tractors from the madding crowd tend to grab a lot of the custom-equipment headlines, Zach Beadle and his expert welder son rescued this 1986 Trailmobile to put it work hauling freight and making money, pronto.

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The importance of remembering

Wendy recalls a young Marine from her days working in long-term-health-care facilities who taught here a lesson in respect.

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Video blog: What’s at the end of the rainbow?

A recent Jade and John Show trucking video blog on youtube starts with a rainbow that points, with amazing precision, to a well-known New Mexico destination.

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Parking capacity issue, redux: Va. DOT shelves truck rest area plans

The parking capacity issue and one state's attempt to put a dent in it runs into a wall of local opposition -- such that Va. DOT has moved publicly to suspend the project and explore alternatives,

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You do it to yourself

Got issues powering your smartphone? You might just be killing your battery -- and more -- with that charging device.

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‘Legitimate freight options’ — old ways in new times

There's many ways to skin the cat on freight -- in response to a reader question about legitimate freight options, an update on newer load boards/marketplaces and mobile-optimized brokerages and a revisit to tried-and-true methods, doing the hard work, etc. ...

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Wake me when it’s over

"Three things you can't talk about with people, because they lose their minds: politics, religion and super singles. I'm not sure why, but those things seem to incite the screaming four-year-old in all of us."

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