Life

5 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

Read More

ATA calls truck driver drug use study ‘inaccurate and sensationalized’

The American Trucking Associations Monday pointedly took aim at a recently released study — which suggested that drug and alcohol use among truck drivers worldwide is not uncommon — calling the study disrespectful to truck drivers.

Read More

Mack displays pink truck

Mack Trucks is doing its part to help increase awareness of breast cancer by displaying this pink Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model at its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.  The truck display is in conjunction with several employee events also highlighting the month, including a luncheon for support and caregivers affected by breast cancer; an awareness fair of vendors with information about prevention, early detection and caregiver support; and a 5K celebration run. 

Read More

Seasonal affective disorder — dealing with the ‘winter blues’

SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. Symptoms may typically start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

Read More

Most Loved Pet: Hailey Mae

Charles Krogstad says his dog, Hailey Mae, is the friendliest but most protective animal and says she has made a tremendous impact on his life.

Read More

Sneak listen to Tony Justice’s new ‘The Big Road’ track

Listen in on this mixed -- not yet mastered -- track from trucking troubadour Tony Justice's forthcoming "Apple Pie Moonshine" record.

Read More

Most Loved Pet: Roscoe

Laura Hix's dog, Roscoe, is the "non-yappiest" Chiwinnie she's ever met.

Read More

New alert app from Missing Truck Driver network

Kari Fisher, ridealong partner of driver Lee Fisher and founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network, launched the new MTDAlerts app at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's 40th-anniversary Heart of America trucking show Friday, Oct. 18. Since the launch, says Kari Fisher, "we've had 300-400 folks register" to receive the text alerts the app enables, and that number just continues to grow.  Fisher says that app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, and ...

Read More

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

Doctors, guns and money: OOIDA seminars had it all

The sun came out for the second day of the Heart of America Trucking Show and so did the crowd on Saturday. And plenty of attendees took a break from old friends, beautiful trucks and good music to pack the seminar tent for a range presentations designed to make a professional trucker a little more healthy, wealthy and secure.

Read More

Other ways through the health-insurance maze

Another look at potential Affordable Care Act health-insurance exchange scenarios.

Read More