Blogs

VIDEO: Rolling out with the Great Lakes Convoy for women’s cancers

Watch the convoy -- founded by two proud women, one an owner-operator, in the expediting segment -- roll out in this vid. Bonus: Nick and Jenny Marcu's tribute to cancer fighters.

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On updates and pop-ups

Wendy's "love/hate relationship with technology continues to blossom – mostly toward the hate side."

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Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

Gold Card status would bring freedom from hours of service regs on the assumption that this is an experienced, safe, mature driver who knows to drive when rested and rest when tired.

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One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

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Educational opportunity at the grocery

For want of JIT load: "I watched a little kid have a near seizure because there were no Lucky Charms on the shelf. (I myself was somewhat disappointed, but refrained from throwing myself to the floor and screaming, unlike the kid.)"

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Looking for flexibility in the hours revision’s on-duty definitions change

Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.

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Wash hands, prevent crashes

I have it on good authority the FMCSA will be unveiling their “We are the Borg” campaign sometime next year. It will require drivers to look directly into an inward-facing dashcam every 30 seconds and moo.

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Monday roundup: Big wheels roll, fast-pitch advocacy

A new trucking tune from driver/songwriter Paul Hutchins, and Women in Trucking founder Ellen Voie is playing the trucking advocacy game back in a mainstream sports venue, the Cleveland Indians' stadium.

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

Meritor races on Sunday to sell on Monday

I spent last week in the U.K. and Germany with Meritor’s Commercial Vehicle Brake Division, learning about how this American company currently competes and plans to continuing competing on the global stage. What I saw was a company totally committed to examining and refining every aspect of its operations, from the products they sell to the processes that develop and manufacture those components to the management systems that help them distribute, promote and sell them. ...

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Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight hauler

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

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