News

Making a truck say ‘Choo-choo!’

The next time you're tempted to complain about a heavy load, think of John Atkinson. The Brisbane, Australia, truck...

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Spec’tator sport

Freightliner Coronado Ask eight truck makers to offer their strategies on suiting out their best owner-operator truck...

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Letters to the editor

'COMPANY DRIVERS GET NO RESPECT' Until last fall I was an owner-operator for Landstar Systems. After several years with them,...

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Scammed!

How to recognize trucking's common cons and protect yourself. Snake-oil salesmen have always lurked around the edges...

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‘Rougher than a corncob’

Workers pull a damaged section of the I-10 bridge from Lake Pontchartrain after Hurricane Katrina. "To get there you...

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How did you get started in trucking?

STEVE PLANK Birmingham, Ala. Landstar "I was a diesel mechanic and didn't want to do it anymore. So, I saved money and bought a tru...

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News from the fleets

Tri-state launches stock ownership plan Tri-State Motor Transit launched an employee stock ownership plan in October. The be...

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Letters to the editor

Wise move to go independent I was a leased owner-operator for a few years and dutifully gave about a third of my gross income t...

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Always moving on

Freightliner's bold introduction of a new cabover, the Argosy, at the Mid-America Trucking Show doesn't seem that long ago. It was, i...

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Cell bound

My first mobile phone was the size of a shoebox, with a traditional handset complete with cord. Because it was cumbersome, not to menti...

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