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Mar 17, 2014

Wrongly classifying drivers could mean jail in New York State

A new law that took effect last week in New York State could mean significant financial penalties and/or jail for companies that knowingly....More
Mar 04, 2014

Tolls, taxes and fees: Why we are stuck with underfunded highways

Last week saw a flurry of statements, proclamations and pie-in-the-sky dreaming from politicians announcing that they have the solutions to fix our....More
Feb 21, 2014

What's the cost to transport my eyes? And other strange shipping stories

I have to admit that one show I like to watch on TV at night is Shipping Wars on A&E. The premise of the show is for a group of “....More
Jan 31, 2014

Trucking is waiting for a skilled technician workforce

During his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Barack Obama mentioned his goal of creating an educated workforce. This is something....More
Jan 24, 2014

Hard-working trucks and truckers hit the airwaves

To help celebrate the work that Americans do every day, in many cases with the help of trucks ranging from pickups to heavy-duty tractors, Shell....More
Jan 02, 2014

Mile high in Colorado? Not for commercial truckers

Jan. 1, 2014, was a milestone date in Colorado. It was the date that residents, and non-residents alike, could purchase marijuana legally for....More
Dec 26, 2013

7 steps to making mobile devices work in your fleet

As more companies debate whether to purchase smart devices for their employees or allow those employees to use their own devices, there are a myriad....More
Nov 14, 2013

Truck specs that truly work

Trucks are designed to perform a job. For some, it’s to haul freight. For others, it’s to accomplish tasks such as utility work or....More
Nov 07, 2013

What trucking can learn from the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal

If you don’t read this blog entry … Well, I’m not going to finish that thought because it might be construed as bullying you....More
Oct 31, 2013

New York authorities allege package delivery company has been shipping illegal cigarettes

It turns out that cigarettes do more than just harm your health. They affect your bottom line too. For the second time in recent months, a....More
Oct 02, 2013

Self interest again rules in Washington

So Oct 1, 2013, came and went and we have a new healthcare law but no government. Such is life in the land of partisan politics and out-of-touch....More
Sep 03, 2013

Truck racing to give U.S. another go

A group of men, which includes stunt racer Mike Ryan, plan to pump new life into truck racing in the U.S. beginning next year with a full 8-race....More
Aug 27, 2013

Navigating the ‘chaos’ of Hamburg in a big rig

I am visiting the city of Hamburg, Germany, this week on a visit of the Shell Technology Centre here as part of the Shell Rimula/Shell Rotella 2013....More
Aug 19, 2013

Documenting the dangers of 'Blood Alley'

If anyone knows the dangers of the open road, it’s truck drivers. Professional drivers spend thousands of hours on the roads each year and....More
Jul 28, 2013

See, feel and learn 

My wife and I took our kids to a touch-a-truck event this weekend. I’m sure most of you are familiar with touch-a-truck, but if you’re....More
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