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Remember, Honor, Teach: What Wreaths Across America means for trucking
From a Wreaths Across America convoy stop in Connecticut as it makes its way to honor the fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery, an impatient reporter learns to be a little less impatient in conversation with owner-operator Steven Meyer.
December 14, 2022
Tesla's Semi really that 'badass'?
Tesla claims the Semi has "three times the power" of any diesel truck on the road and can accelerate "from 0-60 mph in 20 seconds, fully loaded." But is it truly 'badass,' as Musk put it? You decide.
December 5, 2022
Truckers may get the last laugh on Artificial Intelligence
For years, Artificial Intelligence has been predicted to put hundreds of thousands of truck drivers out of a job -- at any moment. Instead, the same elite tech pundits who prophesied your demise are at risk of being replaced by computers.
December 2, 2022
Calling all long memories in search of wedding band lost to the road
Former independent Louis Santiago reached out over the weekend in hopes of a holiday miracle. He left his wedding band on a sink at a truck stop in the 1970s -- he's hopeful his story lights a fire of memory out of the Midwest.
November 22, 2022
Holiday-traffic highway safety PSAs fit for our four-wheeled friends
With the holidays on the way comes four-wheeled traffic in places all around that don't see near as much most of the year. Herein, some road-ready resources to point the four-wheeled friend in your life toward. Some new, some tried and true.
November 16, 2022
Stuff an emotional-support animal in the cupholder | Pallet hoarders' potential big break
The "lowly, disrespected wooden pallet finally gets its tech due" .... And: Your chance to carry a pet in the truck -- no litter box or long bathroom breaks/walks needed.
October 28, 2022
FMCSA/DOT getting serious about double-brokering?
FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson this week urged carriers and brokers alike to report double-brokering, well on the rise the last couple of years as crooks take advantage of the FMCSA's registration system. Let's let her hear about the bad actors.
October 27, 2022
Double-brokering scams that can result in theft of more than just money
Amid alerts to an active ring in Southern California targeting cargo for theft through various "strategic" means, a well-known theft investigator laid out three double-brokering and/or ID-theft scenarios that increasingly result in physical load theft.
October 4, 2022
FMCSA official re-emphasizes exploratory nature of pre-2000 exemption attention
Associate Administrator Larry Minor joined truckers John Grosvenor, Shawn Mitchell and others for a discussion of the current ELD-regs comment period. For now, Minor emphasized, "we're asking questions" about the pre-2000 exemption, not proposing change.
September 28, 2022
Pricing problems in the parts aftermarket? Owner-operators like Lee Epling are adapting
Is there parts-pricing relief in sight? According to a recent parts-aftermarket sales index, the tide may have turned in June. Meanwhile, owner-operator Lee Epling's doing all he can to prevent an expensive purchase on the road.
September 14, 2022
Kardashians crash a truck stop | Food industry needs diesel emissions
Kourtney Kardashian's trip to a truck stop has hundreds of commenters in disbelief. Also, a product of diesel fuel burning might just be what the food industry needs to keep the beer from going flat.
August 26, 2022
Will broker negligence suits ripple out to limit owner-operator opportunity?
Another case the Supreme Court didn't take up this last term seems to extend brokerage liability in negligence suits through the Western states. The unsettled nature of law in other districts could impact owner-op opportunity short- and long-term.
August 23, 2022
The 20% rule: How brake-adjustment violations alone can put you out of service
In this podcast, a former inspector and compliance consultant details just how the out-of-service criteria around brakes adjustment work. A lot depends on knowing your chamber type and stroke length to effectively test your brakes to avoid violations.
August 19, 2022
Owner-operator -- and small fleet owner's son -- for Congress in Indiana's 2nd Congressional district
Owner-operator Daniel Koors caucused with 11 other candidates to potentially be the Republican nominee to fill Indiana's 2nd House seat, vacated recently with the tragic passing of its occupant. He wasn't the only owner invested in the race.
August 19, 2022
Father-son small-fleet flagship: A&D Equipment's 2020 Peterbilt 389/Landoll 930
Andy Chavez Sr. continues to school his son on the ins and outs of combination hauling in this pristine 2020 Peterbilt 389, the A&D Equipment flagship, hauling construction equipment in and around Santa Clara, California.
August 18, 2022
How do you know you're working with a double broker? It's increasingly hard to tell
That is, unless you're a broker and it's your load being brokered again. New intel on a double-brokering scheme with potentially wide-reaching implications, and a little reinforcement of guidance on keeping information secure from potential ID thieves.
August 15, 2022
Trucker-songwriter Coby Langham delivers musical catharsis
For this Overdrive Radio special edition, Long Haul Paul takes the mic for a sitdown with the songwriter and Downey & Sons driver whose gorgeously crafted songs range from "gear-jamming toe-tappers to ballads bursting with Southern Gothic poetry."
August 12, 2022
The wrong way to break into HHG moving, or fix your air brake lines
'Weird news' is back to the Channel 19 blog: Team haulers emerged with minor injuries after a dramatic burst into the HHG moving biz, while a couple creative brake line fixes were trolled on social media by inspectors.
August 11, 2022
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Not comprehensive enough: Trucking responds to FMCSA's proposed CSA-scores changes
The proposed changes to FMCSA's CSA Safety Measurement System miss the mark to varying degrees, depending on which trucking organization you ask. Some are generally supportive, while others feel they will make no difference and ignore underlying issues.
The work-life balancing act: With rates down, focus on family, customer relationships
Truck parking funding, weight flexibility bills advance in House
Truck parking reimagined: Bennett's 'Large car campgrounds'
Keeping you safe, secure, and compliant. At your nearest travel center.
'Chicken house closed, locked up, nobody home' | Introducing Hope Zvara and 'Trucking Yoga'
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