Blogs

Why be an owner-operator?

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

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CSA: Law enforcement/ driver perspective alignment

Though drivers' No. 1 named CSA problem in recent polling is the deterioration in driver/officer relationships, an interview with CVSA's Stephen Keppler shows some concurrence on the system's problems.

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More just positively terrible ideas

"Probably not the best idea in the world to have something that makes random "pop pop" sounds in a warehouse crammed full of Black Cats and Everclear."

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Council Bluffs truck show bigger and better this year

The second annual show and shine at the Peterbilt of Council Bluffs dealership's truck show expected to beat last year's participation. The event's scheduled for May 4.

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Did you bleed for the IRS? Get ready for April 15, 2014

Here are some tips to cut costs and get better organized for your 2013 income taxes.

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For want of quiet sleep

"I'm not the only weird thing on the road. Keep your tinfoil hats close and beware the aliens in flatbeds."

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‘We’ve got truckers! 20% off!’

Not a post about some back-page classified from a fly-by-night broker using cheap-freight, low-pay scabs to entice unknowing shippers... just an installment in the annals of U.S. fashion.

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The Volkswagen puzzle

Why the manufacturer needs a North American truck program -- if only in medium duty -- if they truly want to be the biggest automotive seller worldwide.

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Momma Bears put out cab fires, slap tornadoes…

"A tornado was coming and my own Mother heaved a queen-size mattress into a 4-by-6 bathroom with one arm while simultaneously dragging and throwing me under it with the other. She broke the door off the hinges."

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Solidarity diaries: It’s a great day for a run

Keep on keeping on in the wake of the Boston bombings, what we do in the face of acts of senseless violence.

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