Blogs

Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a robot convoy

Steven Ashley, writing for the BBC, gives a good update on recent testing of self-driving heavy-duty trucks, particularly a test of four trucks on an oval track in Tsukuba, Japan.

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Improving truckers’ public image — or not

"While I don't think it's necessary to wear a tie to garner respect, I do feel it's necessary to properly cover your genitals when in public. Please. For the love of God."

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Could Navistar lawsuit provide long-sought clarity?

The news breaking over the weekend that lawsuits filed against Navistar alleging the company and some of its management team misled investors and broke state and federal investment laws is a glaring reminder that as hard as the Lisle, IL, company is working to put its EGR ghosts to rest, fallout from that failed technology push is still raining down upon its head. And that may continue for a while. It must be tough for the ...

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How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

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Do the hard work to improve the business

There are millions putting in long hours and sacrificing a life for a job, yet few of them truly succeed. They’re working hard – but not doing the truly hard work.

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Vote for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

                     Quote of the Day “She is my saving grace, my best friend, my wife and the Most Beautiful Woman in Trucking, inside and outside!” (about contestant, Angie Carter) We are only a week into the voting for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful and I have been amazed by the response. Nearly 2,000 people have voted and the numbers continue to climb. Back when we first kicked around the ...

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Speeding four-wheeler in the breakdown lane!

"The more truckers I meet, the more I realize the good ones really are patient people" and other notes on merging.

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File under: U.S. trucking rules!

Think you've got it bad from time to time? Consider this story of trucking in the Syrian uprising.

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Behind the scenes with Lisa Kelly

A couple weeks ago, as the Mid-America Trucking Show was winding down in Louisville, my friends at Volvo Trucks grabbed me in the media room and asked if I’d be interested in doing an exclusive interview with Ice Road Trucker star Lisa Kelly as she test-drove a Volvo VN tractor. Volvo was helping Lisa spread the word on WorldTrucker – a website and app designed as sort of social media/travel resource for truck drivers -- and this ...

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Tuna salad tames the savage beast

"I keep my eyes peeled for a pet while we're on the road. Some of the best dogs I've ever had were strays, and it would be appropriate to find the truck dog on the road...." If only it were so simple.

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