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Jan 21, 2010

Trucking finds its American Idol

Millions of Americans watch American Idol each week. I admit, I watch it when I can. Ironically, the train wrecks that are so often the auditions don....More
Jan 14, 2010

Pay attention, Jay Leno uses our product

Journalists receive hundreds, if not thousands of press releases each year. Some are very well written; some not so much. Some are quite relevant to....More
Jan 11, 2010

Internet dashboards take driving distraction to ridiculous levels

With all the focus lately on distracted driving and the ways the dangers can be mitigated, someone forgot to tell Google and Intel. Lawmakers are....More
Dec 30, 2009

Teamsters pressure banks to accept YRC Worldwide’s equity swap

Somewhat lost in this holiday season, buried under the avalanche that has become the Arrow Trucking disaster, is another story with far-reaching....More
Dec 28, 2009

Arrow truck drivers needed help, and they got it

When Tulsa, OK-based Arrow Trucking suddenly shut down last week, hundreds of truck drivers were left to wonder whether they would see their families....More
Dec 22, 2009

Report says Isuzu wants out of GM engine venture

In an interview with Bloomberg News, Isuzu Motors president Susumu Hosoi said the company is exploring options that may include pulling out of its....More
Dec 21, 2009

Coming soon to a town near you: Disaster sponsorships

In a most unusual arrangement, and hopefully one that will not catch on, the city of Stockton, California has sold naming rights to a fire truck. The....More
Dec 16, 2009

Teaching kids safety with a poster contest

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is sponsoring a FMCSA poster contest for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. The contest,....More
Dec 10, 2009

CARB to redo health report; truck rule to still go into effect

The California Air Resources Board has decided to “adjust” its stance on the diesel truck and bus rule which requires truck owners to begin....More
Dec 09, 2009

Group offers nationwide sleep disorder coverage

As the National Transportation Safety Board recommends companies test their drivers for sleep apnea, the ability to do just that can create a....More
Dec 04, 2009

CARB should do the right thing and revisit truck rule

Just when everyone thought we were all set to move forward with the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) pollution rules set to go into effect....More
Dec 02, 2009

Peterbilt, Kenworth to be back at MATS

In what can only be considered a positive move, OEM powerhouses Peterbilt and Kenworth have decided to attend the Mid-America Trucking Show in....More
Nov 30, 2009

Trucker foils bank robber’s escape – and makes on-time pickup

A truck driver responded to police calls for help and foiled the getaway plans of a suspected North Carolina bank robber. The driver, on his way to a....More
Nov 23, 2009

The value of GPS and truck tracking software

If the importance of having GPS inside your truck has remained elusive to any fleet out there, a recent story, courtesy of a press release from....More
Nov 19, 2009

Wingliner tries to bend its way into North American trailer market

A pair of entrepreneurs have signed an agreement to market an innovative truck trailer with movable side panels in North America. Bob Hakken and Duke....More
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