Blogs

Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

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Slowing down for your fellow driver

A tragic accident at a loading area ended the life of a driver opening his trailer doors last week -- yielding some seeming, but not always so, self-evident wisdom. And: More voices on over-the-road peeves...

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Data analysis: Ten years isn’t a lifetime…for Yoda

"As much as I'd like to be able to write a happy ending for the hours of service story, I can't. The HOS are just the tip of the iceberg."

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Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vid

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

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Have it your neigh

On U.K. horse-meat fast-food burger scandal: "I'd actually be happy to find out it's only horse meat, and not something unspeakable, like ground-up baby diapers drenched in pig fat."

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Hauling the Capitol Christmas tree with driver Duane Brusseau

We caught up with lead driver Brusseau at the tree's stop in Nashville -- find a brief video, photos of the rig and further reporting here.

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An old cabover in the country

A friend of mine – a fellow trucking journalist I’m sure some of you know – has been looking for an old cabover tractor to restore for some time now. Not long ago, he reminded us of his never-ending search on Facebook. And I made a note to myself to keep an eye out  A couple of weeks ago, I took a day off and drove out of town to the state rifle range to sight ...

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When dumb meets middle-age humor

Worlds collide amid the signing of forms in order to properly exercise First Amendment rights. Now, more waiting on that important callback....

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

These are the most annoying drivers and driving habits

Who are the most annoying drivers? For you, it’s a simple answer: four-wheelers, at least the bad ones. The same question was put to four-wheelers, and their responses were based on relationships. The top three, in order: my spouse, a friend, my mother. If you’re wondering about that leading “spouse” response, women were slightly more likely to choose “my husband” than men were to choose their wives. The survey was done by Insure.com, which  provides information on auto ...

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Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheeler

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

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