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Jan 28, 2016

Eight emerging technologies to watch

A recent report by Volpe, the DOT’s the National Transportation Systems Center, identifies emerging technologies that may have significant impacts on....More
Jan 22, 2016

Survey: Best, worst states for trucking

Merchant Cash USA has surveyed 3,287 individuals involved in the trucking industry to find out where they thought the best and the worst states to be....More
Jan 12, 2016

Denied parking at delivery site, trucker shot

All Jerry Matson needed was a spot in the vast parking lot of Oakland’s O.co Coliseum, where he would wait for the consignee to accept a generator he....More
Jan 06, 2016

Reader Reaction: Split-sleeper flexibility is just common sense

Reaction from truckers was swift to last week’s report that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had awarded $2.5 million to study the....More
Dec 14, 2015

Worst Trucker in the World (this week)!

In the semi-regular feature Worst Trucker in the World! we pass along misbehavior so egregious, brazen and or just plain dumb that it made headlines....More
Dec 01, 2015

Trucker health is worth government investment

I rise today to defend alleged wasteful government spending—at least in one instance. An investment in truck driver health will pay big dividends for....More
Nov 25, 2015

Without highway bill, local projects get priority

Who doesn’t like to hear that an outdated, crowded stretch of critical freeway is getting a major overhaul and expansion? Well, plenty of folks in my....More
Nov 09, 2015

Our 2016 Truckers of the Year: skills, hard work, passion

In a previous blog, we wrote that reports of the demise of the owner-operator have been greatly exaggerated. In naming American Trucker magazine’s....More
Nov 02, 2015

Why a trucker’s campaign for governor is worth watching

While next year’s presidential election is already triggering fault codes on political dashboards, this Tuesday is a really big day at the polls for....More
Oct 27, 2015

New apps aim to replace brokers, 'reinvent' trucking

For some smart people with mad computer skills on the lookout looking for business processes fat with inefficiency, the supply chain is an area ripe....More
Oct 13, 2015

Election 2016, part 1: A truckers’ primary

If you want the real America you’ll find it in trucking. So rather than having candidates sit around milking cows in a couple of small states, let....More
Oct 08, 2015

How to succeed in business, the Tom McLeod way

Several times this week, I heard McLeod Software founder Tom McLeod lament that if he would’ve just been a little bit smarter, a little bit faster,....More
Oct 02, 2015

Dreaded double diverging diamonds are coming

What the freeway! Which way do you go? And what do you do when a traffic flow idea is so crazy it makes sense?....More
Sep 28, 2015

Guilty By Association: An essential American celebration

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....More
Sep 25, 2015

The latest demise of the owner-op, via the WSJ

To borrow from Mark Twain, the reports of the demise of the owner-operator have been greatly exaggerated. Well, somewhat, anyway. So it’s not likely....More
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