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Sometimes it's Driver Error; Sometimes it's an Optical Illusion
Sometimes it's Driver Error; Sometimes it's an Optical Illusion

May 4, 2015
We all know some freeway off-ramp bends are too tight, but we sort of expect that. When the mainline of the highway has too tight a turn it can be shocking....

Too Fast for Your Tires?
Too Fast for Your Tires?

April 8, 2015
Are higher highway speed limits a real threat to tire safety? A recent Associated Press story suggests that trucks running north of 75 mph could be at...

What's the Best Thing Ever to Happen to Cargo Securement?
What's the Best Thing Ever to Happen to Cargo Securement?

February 26, 2015
Of all the rules truckers must abide by, the cargo securement rules are likely the most often misinterpreted. In many cases, citations result not from...

Square Pegs, Round Holes: Trucking & Demographics
Square Pegs, Round Holes: Trucking & Demographics

February 4, 2015
As far back as 1996, it was abundantly clear that the driver shortage as we knew it then was nothing compared to what we face today. The driver shortage...

Busted! How I Got Caught Littering -- Or So it Appeared
Busted! How I Got Caught Littering -- Or So it Appeared

January 15, 2015
Sometimes things aren't exactly as they appear. Was Equipment Editor Jim Park really caught throwing something out the window on an Ultimate Test Drive...

The Driver Shortage: Make it Someone Else's Problem
The Driver Shortage: Make it Someone Else's Problem

November 11, 2014
Don't hold your breath waiting for someone or some group to come along with a way of solving trucking's labor crisis. It won't happen that way. The only...

The Little Engine That Did
The Little Engine That Did

September 8, 2014
Fans of old engines and machinery would have been thrilled to find this working, 95-year-old engine on display at the the 40th anniversary celebrations of...

Trucking Lost Faith in Anne Ferro — But Replacement Could Be Worse
Trucking Lost Faith in Anne Ferro — But Replacement Could Be Worse

July 29, 2014
Trucker-turned-editor Jim Park gives his perspective of Anne Ferro's tenure as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration — and some chilling...

NTSB Spreads the Skagit Bridge Blame, Soft-pedals the Real Problem
NTSB Spreads the Skagit Bridge Blame, Soft-pedals the Real Problem

July 16, 2014
There is no excuse whatsoever for a driver striking a low bridge if the obstruction is accurately marked. That obviously wasn't the case with the Skagit...

Driver Tries Citizen's Arrest on a Cop with Interesting Results
Driver Tries Citizen's Arrest on a Cop with Interesting Results

July 1, 2014
This amusing video surfaced on YouTube recently. In his On the Road blog, Jim Park compares it to a parable of sorts about glass houses and throwing stones....