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The perils of winter driving, or, self-inflicted wounds
The perils of winter driving, or, self-inflicted wounds

December 12, 2013
Equipment Editor Jim Park, has seen his share of calamity on snow-covered highways. He got through his 20 years of driving unscathed, but the point of view...

Thirty-five years' experience or one year's experience 35 times?
Thirty-five years' experience or one year's experience 35 times?

November 27, 2013
Equipment Editor Jim Park has had a CDL for 35 years. But does he know how to really drive a truck? We may never know until the day comes when he has to put...

Why We Need Good Driver Training
Why We Need Good Driver Training

October 29, 2013
VIDEO -- Equipment Editor Jim Park recently found a truck route that reminded him of the importance of good driver training. Suspend your disbelief for a...

Twin-Sticks to No-Sticks (Trucks have sure come a long way, Baby)
Twin-Sticks to No-Sticks (Trucks have sure come a long way, Baby)

October 21, 2013
It's easy to look back nostalgically at trucks that our grandfathers drove. Spend a day in one like Equipment Editor Jim Park did recently and say you...

A Tale of Two Fuel Tests
A Tale of Two Fuel Tests

October 8, 2013
What conclusion is the reader supposed to come to when two sets of properly conducted and documented fuel economy tests yield significantly different...

Why drivers do not believe there's a driver shortage
Why drivers do not believe there's a driver shortage

September 5, 2013
Drivers are repeatedly reminded that they are in short supply, but Jim Park asks why the industry is not responding as it should to tight supply conditions.

In Praise of Higher Achievement
In Praise of Higher Achievement

August 27, 2013
The National Truck Driving Championships and the North American Inspectors Championship are great showcases for industry skill and expertise. Equipment...

More Killer Truckers for your viewing pleasure

August 12, 2013
Television and trucking have always had a tenuous relationship. This week, a Discovery Channel expose all but guarantees the industry another black eye. In...

What happens when the facts show FMCSA goofed?
What happens when the facts show FMCSA goofed?

August 7, 2013
Equipment Editor and former over-the-road driver, Jim Park, ponders how FMCSA will cover its tracks when the crash rate actually goes up because of the new...

That Darned Old Trucker Pride
That Darned Old Trucker Pride

July 23, 2013
"My first shot at going backwards resulted in something resembling a sheet-bend knot. My second attempt was better. More like a half-hitch knot, but still...