How to maintain control over black ice

| August 07, 2013

On a cold winter's morning, what are you to do if the road beneath you and your truck suddenly is covered by a thin layer of clear ice? A few tips for handling.

Agency stops enforcing break requirement for short haulers

| August 07, 2013

FMCSA has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.

A few new sources for trucking discounts

| August 07, 2013

A few new websites that enable dealers and fleets to mark down prices on parts and labor.

Swarmed in the cab: What to do if stung while driving

| August 06, 2013

Even if you're not allergic to stinging insects, a crazed buzzing creature flying around in your cab while aiming to jab you with a needle and inject poison in you while you're driving is scary. Here's how to handle it..

The best and worst from a Southeast out-and-back

| August 06, 2013

A few notes on highway observations between Little Rock, Ark., and Chesterfield, S.C., taking I-40 on the way east and I-20 heading west.

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

| August 06, 2013

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law has been violated.

Pulling profits: The pros and cons of trailer ownership

| August 06, 2013

Owning a trailer offers more revenue and business control. Is it right for you?

Choking! Handling throat clog while driving

| August 05, 2013

What's a driver to do if suddenly something he or she is eating gets hung up in the throat and prevents breathing? Here are some tips.

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