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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 in Japan
Trucking in Japan

February 14, 2011
Having returned from my first trip to Japan just over a week ago, I'm still marveling at the differences between North America and that geographically small...

What this country needs is a good $300 electronic log
What this country needs is a good $300 electronic log

May 21, 2012
As the House and Senate try to come to agreement on a highway bill that could include a requirement to mandate electronic onboard recorders, I want to say,...

Ladies, Gentlemen; Please Meet THE Dumbest Truck Driver in the World
Ladies, Gentlemen; Please Meet THE Dumbest Truck Driver in the World

August 24, 2015
You simply won't believe your eyes when you see what some dumb-*ss truck driver is doing in this YouTube video. Equipment editor Jim Park is just glad he...

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....

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...