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Mar 22, 2016

When is a wheel not round? When it is a sphere, of course

You’ve heard the saying before; probably said it a thousand times yourself. You can’t reinvent the wheel. Well, it turns out, maybe....More
Feb 29, 2016

City truck ban heads to West Virginia Supreme Court

A West Virginia city that had its ban if heavy trucks from its downtown thrown out by a state court will have its appeal heard by the West Virginia....More
Jan 06, 2016

Truck drivers and math: a weighty problem1

Father brag moment: My son is on his elementary school’s math team. Why do I tell you that? Because I learned long ago that math is important....More
Dec 23, 2015

Is rewarding safe fleets the best use of FMCSA resources?

Rewarding good behavior? Sounds great, doesn’t it? When many of us were kids, did we get rewarded for good behavior? Sometimes, but more often....More
Nov 04, 2015

Go Speed Racer … or Nissan and Cummins, as the case may be

Nissan’s 2016 Titan XD isn’t just the Texas Auto Writers Assn. “Truck of Texas,” it may be the fastest land speed racer in....More
Sep 29, 2015

Meet Mr. Robot, your friendly neighborhood garbage man

I’ve written about it before – automation and how it’s changing the industry landscape. Just think back a few short years ago - how....More
Aug 27, 2015

Practical tips to keep drivers safe on the road

The issue of safe truck parking, while never going away, has received increased attention lately. With last week’s announcement from the Dept....More
Jul 08, 2015

Program drives new career option for military veterans

Many carriers have implemented programs to lure veterans into the trucking industry. Veterans have many of the key attributes that carriers look for....More
May 29, 2015

Shame on you, my beautiful Rhode Island

In the never-ending quest to solve infrastructure funding problems, one state has come up with a highly controversial, and I must say, completely....More
E.E. Ward Moving and Storage trailer outside NASCAR's Richard Petty Motorsports
Apr 21, 2015

The behind-the-scenes move that set up Richard Petty Motorsports for 2015 success

While millions of fans tune in each weekend to watch their favorite NASCAR drivers race to the checkered flag, there are a lot of people who work....More
Feb 27, 2015

The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality

The viability of yet another alternative fuel option – as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices –....More
Feb 10, 2015

FMCSA committee set to work on entry-level driver training rule

The members of the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) have been announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (....More
Feb 02, 2015

Changing technology doesn’t change the importance of weather forecasting

Back in 1987, when I was 16, I spent $300 on my first car – a 1976 Ford Mustang, color banana yellow. Yes, banana yellow – because at the....More
Dec 19, 2014

An entertaining option to truck driver retention

As more carriers seek solutions to solve the driver shortage crisis, which is now pegged at about 30,000, a new alternative is popping up....More
Nov 25, 2014

Unlocking the mysteries of the random traffic jam

Have you ever seen a 2-mile long traffic jam on the opposite side of the highway and thought, “Gee, I didn’t see an accident back there....More
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