Blogs

Back in Time Tour 2016

Ever wish you could go back to the good ol' days, when truckers were the Knights of the Road and a sweet COE was the epitome of cool? Todd Campbell and Kevin Young not only wished it – they're making it happen. ...

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Rates down 10-15 percent so far in 2016

Where's the fall in rates been the worst? The best? Find out here in charts for dry van, flatbed and reefer segments showing declines (and very few gains) for loads originating in each of the continental 48 states.

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FMCSA declines to file response to motion asking Supreme Court to hear ELD lawsuit

The latest on the renegade effort (of sorts) by trucker William Trescott to intervene in the OOIDA-brought lawsuit seeking to strike down the DOT's electronic logging device mandate. Trescott this month asked the Supreme Court to take up the matter.

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Diesel therapy

This is "how you end up spending an hour of home time, sitting in the driveway, idling in a vehicle you just spent the last three weeks in, missing home. Diesel therapy. The thrill ain't gone."

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Signing off after a long day with Michael and Julie Neece

A tribute of sorts from Julie Neece to her owner-operator husband, Michael Dean Neece of Pep, N.M. Neece's 379 has 1.5 million miles on its Detroit engine, and he hauls milk. "He loves what he does," she says. "I couldn't picture him doing anything else."

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Will power and upselling

The chance at eight pieces of toast with your eggs and bacon for $10.99, or just two pieces for $6.99? Guess which one is deemed the terrible decision: "I wanted toast, but I didn't plan on building a toast fort -- two pieces was completely sufficient."

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C.H. Robinson: Carrier performance program for first access to freight, online portal updates, more

C.H. Robinson's online freight-access portal gets a new look, and functionality, aimed at increasing some automated functionality and delivering on the goals of a new program to reward consistent, high-performance carriers in the broker's network.

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Pikachu, I choose you!

Getting decent sleep on the road sometimes depends on where you're parked ... And how close you happen to be to the Pikachu-colored flattop Freightliner when it "ripples" the new Volvo's bumper.

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Never Compromise. Cummins 2017 Heavy-Duty Engines.

Chuck Timbrook’s ‘Black Out’ military tribute rig recognized by the V.A.

The United States Department of Veteran's Affairs surprised the rig pictured above and its W.Va.-based owner-operator, Chuck Timbrook, this weekend after yet another mission of support and appreciation of military veterans.

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Ode to my Momma

Happy Mother's Day to all the people raising kids today – I know I'm lucky to have my mom, even though I spent most of my childhood thinking she was an ogre. After I had my own kids, I realized not liking her much when I was younger was the greatest indication that she did her job well.

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