Oct 03, 2014

Fifty shades of FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) draws criticism from someone for everything it does. That’s natural, and FMCSA is hardly the only federal agency to suffer this fate. FMCSA often deserves the complaints it gets, but what you might think of as FMCSA really isn’t a single agency but rather more of a....More
Dec 22, 2014

It’s your skin in this game1

Ever since the Watergate scandal inexplicably captivated my teenaged self, my favorite sport to follow— even to the point of dabbling in it— has been electoral politics. As with any rabid fan, I got pulled in more and more until I was persuaded a few years back to run for a seat on my town council. I was elected to serve a....More
Sep 28, 2015

An essential American celebration of trucking

If there’s a list somewhere of essential and perfectly American events, the Guilty By Association Truck Show (GBATS) in Joplin, MO, needs to be on it. Here’s why....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 many of you, honestly, thought that self-driving cars and trucks and drones were a technology that not only was something we would not see impact us in our lifetimes, but were technologies....More

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