February 15, 2012
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
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
LOL. KFC. GHG. 3PL. VMT. HDT
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
With the large number of reality-based TV programs out there, it seems trucking is getting a lot of exposure
July 21, 2011
The obituary of a former journalist with an unusual name yesterday tickled my memory
July 20, 2011
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
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
What a great idea to help educate the public about trucking: Get reporters behind the wheel of a big rig
May 20, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
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.
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