Exercised your fast-pitch technique lately?
Keep the Friday, 9 p.m., time in your mind if you want an opportunity to send small fleet owner and GATS parking community organizer Les Willis into the frigid waters of the dunk tank — in exchange for your donation to the St. Christopher fund. It’s part of this unique happening at GATS for attendees trucking in for the 2019 show.
August 20, 2019
All the subjects The Algorithm permits
Don’t-call-me-Short Haul Paul keys up the old one-nine with this part-reminiscence, part-dirge on the bluetooth cocoons so many of us fall into around the truck stop counters, at the loading docks, on the long road, where it seems only the “subjects The Algorithm permits” ever get talked about, c’mon…
March 25, 2019
Owner-op’s run on ‘Survivor’ ends
In Wednesday’s second episode, Boudreaux won a reward in the opening challenge, his first of the season. But while he was off enjoying that, others conspired against him. At the second tribal council, the vote was four for Angelina Keeley and five against Boudreaux, and his torch was extinguished.
November 30, 2018
Trucking’s biggest fan turns 16, revisited
A young man from Wisconsin is America's biggest trucking industry fan. Several haulers showed up to show their support for his 16th birthday. Read more here.
September 19, 2018
New push-to-talk cellular radio on way from Motorola
After hearing feedback from customers, Motorola will be releasing the WAVE TLK 100 push-to-talk radio as a bundle with cellular service and software.
August 14, 2018
Eastbound, don’t be that guy
Against multiple coop-status requests over the CB airwaves…: “We all know coop status is subject to change, but seriously? By the ninth request for coop info I’m pretty convinced this driver is hauling dead endangered species carcasses stuffed with heroin…”
January 26, 2018
Thursday round-up: HHG hauler Finn Murphy’s excellent memoir, ‘Bear in the air’ makes radio primetime
Hear Truckers News editor David Hollis’ podcast talk with household goods hauling owner-operator Finn Murphy about his new memoir, and: Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got ourselves a radio spot!
June 8, 2017
Notes on vernacular
“Keep yer panties on, son, I got a full-grown with a capture in the breakdown, I’ll mosey out of your way momentarily… stand by.” Feel me?
February 8, 2017
Anybody got a copy on the dinosaurs, come on?
Before you turn the CB off, take a tip from the dinosaurs out here: “Sometimes, being the one and only person who will break with something positive can change the entire mood from grumpy bugs to brothers and sisters of the road, and I challenge each of you to be that person.”
January 30, 2017
Mailbag: ‘Common sense, you’ve got it for a reason’ — Use your CB, already, readers say
And if you don’t run with a CB, get one. Too many seem to think that the CB is little more than a “movie prop from a silly movie from the 1970s,” as Kenneth Williams put it, echoing the sentiment of a bevy of drivers in response to Scott LeVan’s anecdote about a deadly crash whose severity have been less had CBs been used effectively.
January 24, 2017
Life is a highway
“You cruise along sometimes, looking at beautiful things and being thankful to have the experience of above-the-dirt in general. … But sometimes, your daughter calls to tell you she’s been admitted to the hospital with a bad gallbladder …”
January 20, 2017
Scott LeVan’s radio warning to drivers ahead of deadly EB I-80 crash went unanswered
Driver LeVan used his CB to broadcast several warnings to EB drivers to spread out, impending a traffic back-up ahead, before a later crash that killed two truckers in Pennsylvania. Yet another reason to keep the radio on.
January 12, 2017
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