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May 19, 2009

Ice Road Truckers returns

For a while last year, one of the most popular searches on our web site was for Ice Road Truckers. Not having access to the History channel last year....More
May 14, 2009

You owe us money, but keep your truck anyway

An interesting story I found posted on yesterday brought to mind (again) the economic crisis and how it has affected all corners of the....More
May 11, 2009

Support Jason’s Law to help provide safe truck parking

At a time when so many states are considering shutting down rest areas to save money, one family is pushing to find funding for areas for truck....More
May 06, 2009

HOS rules for agricultural haulers need change

While I am sympathetic to the concerns of the agricultural industry, I believe changes to the hours of service rules regarding agricultural haulers....More
May 05, 2009

The trailer end game

So, as the economy plods along in its present state, one subsection of the trucking industry continues to feel the pain, and will likely feel the....More
Apr 30, 2009

Growth the right way

I had the pleasure of visiting Mascot Truck Parts in Mississauga, ON, this week. Mascot is an ArvinMeritor company. The purpose of the visit was for....More
Apr 24, 2009

Putting sleep apnea to rest

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab, which has facilities located alongside Pilot Travel Centers across the country, is teaming up with Sleep Point LLC to....More
Apr 20, 2009

Trucking receives border boost

So, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón met late last week to discuss a number of items of concern to both countries: drug....More
Apr 16, 2009

Kenworth born and bred

Brand loyalty is important. That’s why dealers and OEMs do everything they can to retain their customers. The same holds true for the dealer-OEM....More
Apr 13, 2009

Truck-only lanes under study

Trucks and cars don’t mix. It’s an argument that safety advocates on both sides have fought for years. Each side is capable of pulling out facts that....More
Apr 08, 2009

Brutus brings lessons to life

My son James is not quite 2, but has fallen in love with trucks. Pickup trucks, tractor-trailers, fire engines. You name, it’s a truck. Driving down....More
Apr 07, 2009

Media has it all wrong

Undoubtedly by now, you have seen or heard of the FBI’s linking of hundreds of killings throughout the country to truckers. Or, so the media is....More
Apr 03, 2009

CTA's Bradley gets it right

While we tackle one border problem to our south, we can’t forget about another potential problem down the road. That’s right, Canada. The Canadian....More
Apr 01, 2009

"Granny" gives back

Dianne Smith of Massillon, OH, was the random winner of a new Kenworth W900 during the Great American Insurance Group’s 2009 Big Rig Giveaway. One of....More
Mar 30, 2009

Finally, some strings

So, Rick Wagoner is out as Chairman and CEO of General Motors at the request of the Obama administration, who replaced him with the company’s COO,....More
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