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The driver shortage is a myth
The driver shortage is a myth

January 18, 2012
There are thousands of men and women out there today with a CDL in their pocket no longer working as truck drivers. Why is the industry moaning about a...

Trucking down the glass highway
Trucking down the glass highway

January 9, 2012
Glass highway? Does that have something to do with electronic dashboards, as in the Glass Cockpit concept in modern aircraft? Nope, we're talking about...

Underinflated tires don't work very well
Underinflated tires don't work very well

January 3, 2012
Regular readers of Heavy Duty Trucking may know me as The Tire Guy. I've written the magazine's tire feature every month for the past four years or so. I...

What's a Good Driver?
What's a Good Driver?

December 20, 2011
Everybody wants good truck drivers these days. Funny thing though, the recruiting ads are usually desperately short on specifics. So what is a good driver?...

Automotive assembly with nothing to hide
Automotive assembly with nothing to hide

November 13, 2011
An automotive assembly plant with oak hardwood floors transparent glass walls? There's such a place, and it's where Volkswagon builds its luxury Phaeton...

HOS, windmills, dropped balls and the DOT
HOS, windmills, dropped balls and the DOT

November 8, 2011
What do the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration have in common -- aside from coming under the purview of the...

Beware motorcycle wannabes with bicycle brains
Beware motorcycle wannabes with bicycle brains

October 31, 2011
They look like motorcycles, but they're regulated like bicycles. They have tiny motors supposedly incapable of propelling them faster than 20 mph. They...

Three Cheers and a Tiger for the Convoy Drivers
Three Cheers and a Tiger for the Convoy Drivers

October 16, 2011
There's something in a convoy of trucks that seems to stir a driver's imagination. It's being a part of something. A cog in something turning, as the...

Michigan's retread fee is a really dumb idea
Michigan's retread fee is a really dumb idea

October 9, 2011
Late last week, on an otherwise hum-drum news day, a notice came in indicating Michigan was contemplating a $5 environmental levy on retreaded tires. That...

Can EOBRs be hacked, or their data corrupted?
Can EOBRs be hacked, or their data corrupted?

October 2, 2011
One of the tenets of our legal system is the right to cross-examine your accuser. From trucking's perspective, this could mean proving the accuracy of a...