Carriers watching you, and why that might not be the worst thing

| April 01, 2013

Video monitoring is a trickier subject than it originally appears, especially when truck drivers are exonerated for accidents they would otherwise would be blamed for. However, is the constant presence of video monitoring worth the benefits?

FMCSA calling off so-called ‘red-shirt mandate’

| April 01, 2013

FMCSA is conducting an internal review of all enforcement activities after the Truck-Regulation Public-Comment-Believability Index (TRPCBI) measure associated with the red-shirt NPRM flew into "way too positive" territory.

Giving back

| March 31, 2013

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world is and remains immortal.” --Albert Pine

Roundup: Glider kudos, sequester FMCSA, Levi’s ‘Trucker’ classic

| March 30, 2013

Readers on Alabama's metal coil securement program and Fitzgerald's new dual-fuel glider with American Power group -- and a paean to an American denim classic. . .

My MATS Mash-up

| March 30, 2013

Another Mid-America Trucking Show is in the books and things are quiet for the moment while the trucking industry catches its collective breath. There’ll be more big news coming soon – I’ll be in Germany ...

On banning the Big Gulp

| March 29, 2013

"If the Mayor of New York City is concerned about public health, he should ban all automatic air fresheners."

Is the owner-operator a dying breed?

| March 29, 2013

A major part of trucking is the owner-operator model, which has survived recessions, regulations, unionization efforts and other forces. It’s not going away.

Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

| March 28, 2013

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

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