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Dec 06, 2016

Sleepy, driver? Have a beer while you're at it

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according....More
Nov 30, 2016

It's Chao time in the Twitterverse

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation quickly became a trending topic on social media as....More
Oct 18, 2016

CBS report: Something needs to be done about older truckers1

Like most popular media reports, the CBS News story on trucking, “Big Rigs, Big Problems,” opens with the sad remembrance of a crash victim and then....More
Sep 09, 2016

Truck Driver Appreciation: Walking the walk

With National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicking off Sunday—and with a notebook full of items to catch up on—I thought this would be a good time....More
Aug 30, 2016

The case for speed limiters: 'More advocacy than science'?

Is the Dept. of Transportation “cherry picking” research to support the rulemaking to require speed limiters in heavy-duty commercial vehicles? At....More
Aug 24, 2016

Dept. of Labor blog adds insult to injury

If there’s one thing—and maybe the only thing—the Dept. of Transportation and the diverse trucking industry agree on, it’s the need to attract more....More
Aug 03, 2016

Trucker Path users shine some light on parking availabilty

Truckers are lighting up the map, thanks to the crowd-sourced efforts of Trucker Path Pro users to report parking availability....More
Jul 18, 2016

Autonomous tech: Is the honeymoon over?

Has Tesla screwed the pooch, or are some recent—and high profile—accidents involving the brand’s self-driving vehicle technology a to-be-expected....More
Jul 11, 2016

Worst Trucker(s) in the World: Headaches return

Pass the aspirin, because it seems that great technology is not, in fact, a foolproof solution, and we mean “fool proof” in the literal sense....More
Jun 02, 2016

Trucker profile: Vlogger Allie Knight

Trucking is a wonderfully small world, and anyone who’s been on the road much at all knows how frequently people in the business cross paths. Case in....More
May 24, 2016

Most ridiculous trucking news headline ever

Decapitation of children and the willful spread of the Zika virus? Some evil warlord up to no good in the Congo? No, that’s what happens when....More
May 04, 2016

What’s wrong with ‘outsourced’ loads?

An analysis of the financial reports of the country’s largest trucking companies shows that 42% of freight shipments are being “outsourced,” meaning....More
Apr 28, 2016

Robots out to get truckers' jobs? Tech guru says time is nigh1

As the saying goes, to a hammer everything looks like a nail. To a Silicon Valley guy, everything needs to be automated and “disrupted.” And in a....More
Apr 21, 2016

5 questions for the FMCSA boss

So, you’re a trucker sitting in the diner at the truck stop and in walks the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You might not....More
Apr 14, 2016

Speed kills, new study shows

With the DOT set to publish a speed limiter mandate for trucks any day now, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has come out with new....More
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