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My old logbooks tell my story
My old logbooks tell my story

August 30, 2011
Down in the basement lie several boxes of my old logbooks. Twelve books a year for each of the 20 years I spent playing in traffic -- half a lifetime on...

Save the Planet, Save Money Too
Save the Planet, Save Money Too

August 18, 2011
Hard-wired five-minute idle timers will probably begin appearing on trucks in 2014. You'll have two choices come winter: freeze your hiney off, or get an...

Truck Crash Lawyers Repurpose Roadcheck Stats
Truck Crash Lawyers Repurpose Roadcheck Stats

August 9, 2011
The headline reads "Texas Trucking Accident Attorney Says Roadcheck 2011 Reveals Truck Driver Fatigue Problem." It doesn't say we have a regulatory...

17 easy steps to 9.5 mpg
17 easy steps to 9.5 mpg

August 1, 2011
Owner-operator Henry Albert was at the Shell SuperRigs event in Kenly, N.C. in June, but he wasn't showing his truck in the conventional sense. He was...

What do we learn from Roadcheck?
What do we learn from Roadcheck?

July 22, 2011
With another Roadcheck event now some weeks behind us, a few questions linger about this annual ritual. What's Roadcheck all about, anyway? What do we learn...

Saskatchewan to try out triple LCVs
Saskatchewan to try out triple LCVs

July 2, 2011
As the debate over longer and heavier trucks simmers in this country, to our north, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is about to begin a pilot project...

Have an issue with cargo securement enforcement? It pays to participate
Have an issue with cargo securement enforcement? It pays to participate

May 26, 2011
Each year, the Cargo Securement Subcommittee of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance hosts two sessions of the North American Cargo Securement Harmonization...

Driver delays: somebody has to pay
Driver delays: somebody has to pay

May 18, 2011
The American Trucking Associations released a statement Wednesday saying it would not support regulating driver detention times as proposed in HR 756, a...

Maybe the DOT should pay for naps
Maybe the DOT <B>should</B> pay for naps

May 4, 2011
Ray LaHood should resign over his remarks regarding the recent spate of napping air traffic controllers. He has revealed himself to be so far behind current...

Maybe what we're waiting for is the iCar?
Maybe what we're waiting for is the iCar?

March 27, 2011
Electric cars are just now hitting the streets. A few of them anyway. They are by no means burning up Main Street. I think I know why. Electric cars look...