In the Media

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August 29, 2011

What's in a name?


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

November 10, 2010

Hold the Presses: Diesel Fumes Tied to Cancer

"Work exposure to diesel fumes tied to lung cancer." That's the headline of a Reuters news story this week reporting on a new research analysis. Hold on a minute. This is news

October 25, 2010

Gone in 30 Seconds

Remember the movie "Gone in Sixty Seconds," where Nicolas Cage is a retired master car thief who has to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother's life? Last night, CBS Evening News viewers got to watch a heavy-duty truck get stolen in less than 30 seconds

October 14, 2010

Trucking as Art

"We all have an idea of what a truck driver's like when we're a kid - but we don't really know much about them.

September 22, 2010

From Russia With ... Diesel in Their Veins?

During discussions about the coming driver shortage, one fact that has been frequently mentioned is that during the last driver shortage, many trucking companies relied on immigrants to fill trucking seats.

January 1, 2008

Anatomy Of A News Story

A traffic collision in Southern California on May 4, 2007, is a perfect example of how the Truck Safety Coalition works to promote its own agenda.

February 1, 2007

Thwarting Negative Media

America's Road Team is perhaps our best defense against negative press.



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