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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....

Skilled Driver Saves Semi from Being Blown Over
Skilled Driver Saves Semi from Being Blown Over

May 14, 2014
A driver was caught on video recently in a hair-raising battle with a prairie wind. And this time the driver won.

FMCSA's Ferro Ponders Distraction Potential of On-board Displays
FMCSA's Ferro Ponders Distraction Potential of On-board Displays

April 4, 2014
Ann Ferro's curiosity over in-cab distraction is well-founded, but who will decide how much is too much? Equipment Editor Jim Park muses on the topic in his...

Are High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?
Are High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?

February 26, 2014
If it's not bad enough that drivers seldom have the time to eat properly and exercise, escalating fuel costs are driving fleets to buy fuel where it's...

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...

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...

The Parking Paradox
The Parking Paradox

May 7, 2013
There's a good reason we don't have enough parking spaces in this country, says Jim Park in his "On the Road" blog: Truckstop operators can't make any money...

Drivers Deserve Respect
Drivers Deserve Respect

May 3, 2013
Do you know what's lacking in trucking? Dignity. Simple dignity. If this sounds all soft and squishy, read on. I think I'll change your mind. A chance...

Mandatory Entry-Level Driver Training: Is There a Better Way?
Mandatory Entry-Level Driver Training: Is There a Better Way?

April 5, 2013
In his "On the Road" blog, Equipment Editor and former driver and owner-operator Jim Park wonders if three months of mandatory entry-level training would...

A shortage of pilots? Really?
A shortage of pilots? Really?

November 14, 2012
A shortage of pilots? Really? At least one influential aviation figure begs to differ. Retired airline captain-turned-aviation-analyst, Chesley "Sully"...