It's people like Chris Barbeau, Robert Jordan and others that lend credence to notion of the creativity-inspiring quality of the open road. Keep thinking, keep building, operators.
"I have a good friend who went out on the truck with her boyfriend as a rider for the first time last weekend. I got a steady stream of 'WTF?' texts – she quickly reminded me that there's really no 'normal' on the road."
When it comes to income tax, the end of each year gets independent contractors thinking about last-minute strategies to reduce income. After that, April 15 looms as the big deadline. So it’s easy to ignore Jan. ...
To improve the hours of service with a mind toward doing the work of driving a Class 8 truck in the safest manner possible, what one change would be the most effective?
"'Operation Positive Press' has begun. ... I believe positive changes can be achieved. Go make good stories for us, get the word out. 2015 is the Year of the Trucker."
And a check-in with owner-operator Jan McCarter on her new Human Trafficking Awareness Project, looking ahead to MATS in March.
"There's no official 'Drivers' Spouse Appreciation Week,' and rarely do we hear stories of the support they provide, so I'm going to take a quick minute to thank all the trucker's wives, husbands and families for the job they do."
With the city of Buffalo under multiple feet of snow in November, driver Don Christner and his running partner were quietly but heroically hauling hazmat on a series of loads over Loveland Pass in Colorado, quite wintry itself...
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