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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....

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...

QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen
QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen

October 23, 2014
A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.

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?...

A Look at the California-Compliant Trailer
A Look at the California-Compliant Trailer

January 26, 2016
There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?

ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation
ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation

May 21, 2014
There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along...

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...

Hands-off on the Highway
Hands-off on the Highway

May 7, 2015
There are still a few misconceptions about autonomous commercial vehicles. They are not driverless trucks, but trucks that help make drivers' lives a little...