In the Media

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June 12, 2012

Oprah's magazine highlights woman trucker

"There are 3.5 million truckers in America, and only 200,000 of them are women, and only a fraction of them are black women, and only one of them is Sputter." That's how an article in this month's issue of Oprah's O magazine starts out,

May 16, 2012

NYT highlights dangers of oil/gas well trucking

Exemptions to hours of service regulations for oil-field workers are killing workers, according to a story on the front page of Tuesday's New York Times, and it's a situation that could only get worse with the boom in oil and gas well drilling using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking

May 7, 2012

History in high-rez

If you're interested in trucking history or just enjoy photos of old trucks, here's a website for you: Shorpy Historical Photo Archiv

April 29, 2012

A look back at the LA Race Riots, a trucker beating and the heroes who came to his aid

Last week marked the 20th anniversary of an ugly event in American history -- the LA race riots.

February 15, 2012

Are "tough truckers" on "deadliest roads" good fun or bad image?

Looks like History Channel's Ice Road Truckers "Deadliest Roads" offshoot has inspired another channel to feature truckers in a "reality show," which looks like part "Deadliest Roads" and part "The Amazing Race.

September 14, 2011

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in the news

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Drivers often scoff at trucking company efforts to celebrate the week; what is a free hot dog or cap, they say -- "show us the money"

August 29, 2011

What's in a name?

LOL. KFC. GHG. 3PL. VMT. HDT

August 29, 2011

Five words or less

On a LinkedIn transportation discussion group, there's been a discussion thread where members answer the simple question: "In five words or less, describe what you do.

July 26, 2011

Truckin' TV

With the large number of reality-based TV programs out there, it seems trucking is getting a lot of exposure

July 21, 2011

An infamous name from the truck-bashing archives

The obituary of a former journalist with an unusual name yesterday tickled my memory

July 20, 2011

Reality TV shows off entertaining side of life at a truckstop

I'm not sure whether this will paint trucking (or the Show-Me State) in a favorable light, but from the trailer, it's bound to be interesting

July 13, 2011

Speed, fuel economy and pay

When people ask me about trucking, I often tell them it's not like "Smokey and the Bandit." But if you read this article in the Wall Street Journal, you'd think the average trucker wishes they were out there speeding down the highway and outwitting the bumbling sheriff

June 20, 2011

A reporter gets taste of driving a big rig

What a great idea to help educate the public about trucking: Get reporters behind the wheel of a big rig

May 20, 2011

New Face on Ice Road Truckers

When The History Channels' "Ice Road Truckers" series premieres Sunday, June 5, there will be a new woman trucker in the mix: Maya Sieber, age 27

March 18, 2011

U.S. Offices of Japanese Truck Builders Await Word of Disaster's Effects

The disaster in northeastern Japan is receiving blanket news coverage, but only in recent days have definitive stories emerged about its effects on commerce. Automobile plants southwest of the quake, tsunami and nuclear-affected region are shut down and supplies of Japanese cars and parts have been interrupted

February 18, 2011

Mexico: Quit Sending Us Your Shoddy Trucks!

For years, opponents of opening the U.S.-Mexico border to Mexican long-distance trucking have cited shoddy, unsafe equipment as one of their concerns. Now Mexican trucking interests are saying they're tired of the U.S. sending its "shoddy used trucks" south of the border

February 6, 2011

BMW's 'Clean Diesel' Ad Falls Short

Clean diesel featured during the Superbowl? Great, right? Not so great when it's BMW touting its clean diesel solution and implying that every other diesel vehicle on the road, including trucks, is belching thick black smoke

January 5, 2011

Orphan Earmarks Costing States Billions in Highway Money

As we look to a 2011 where it seems less and less likely we'll see a true rethinking on Capitol Hill of how our country pays for infrastructure, a new report by USA Today uncovers how botched and orphan "earmarks" -- aka pork -- is actually costing states highway money

January 3, 2011

Tennessee Paper Looks at Trucking in 2011

It's not often you see articles about the health of the trucking industry in your local paper, but I suppose with big industry names like U.S. Xpress and Covenant Transport, Chattanooga might be expected to be an exception

December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays for Trucking's Image at Humanitarian Bowl

It was a happy holiday for trucking image advocates Saturday as the Udrove Humanitarian Bowl highlighted the trucking industry in a positive way

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