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It works! The saga of a motorcycle engine rebuild
It works! The saga of a motorcycle engine rebuild

July 24, 2012
There's a special satisfaction one gets from digging deep into the innards of a machine, dismantling it, reassembling it, and eventually getting it running...

Shoulda made that left turn in Albuquerque
Shoulda made that left turn in Albuquerque

May 13, 2012
A few weeks ago, when that hapless driver with the load of ammunition made a wrong turn into Mexico, I spent more time than I should have wondering how one...

Come on up to Toronto's Truck World, eh
Come on up to Toronto's Truck World, eh

April 19, 2012
Canada is celebrating all that's good in trucking this weekend. It's Toronto's turn to host Canada's national truck show, called Truck World

The value of time
The value of time

February 13, 2012
Time means nothing to an over-the-road driver. But it seems a couple of carriers, at least, are trying to rectify that. A couple of recent announcements...

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...

The 1,600-Mile Sandwich: an Ode to the Supply Chain
The 1,600-Mile Sandwich: an Ode to the Supply Chain

January 31, 2011
Consider for a moment the logistics of getting a packaged but fresh deli-sandwich from Eden Prairie, Minn, to a roadside gas bar in the middle of the...

Mack's Best - Old and New
Mack's Best - Old and New

October 28, 2010
Imagine the driver shortage we'd have today if trucks hadn't evolved from what we were running back in the '50s and '60s

Proud and Alone, Cold as a Stone
Proud and Alone, Cold as a Stone

October 6, 2010
It just doesn't pay to get involved anymore, but tell that to someone wired with the willingness-to-help gene

Taking an Old Friend for a Drive Around Town
Taking an Old Friend for a Drive Around Town

September 26, 2010
Who doesn't love a parade? Marching bands, clowns, crowds of people waving from the curb, dozens colorful floats ... Each September my home town of St....

Voice of Experience
Voice of Experience

August 19, 2010
Welcome to the new "On the Road" blog for owner-operators and professional truckers, from Truckinginfo.com and the editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine