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It’s Like You Never Left Home!

Peterbilt Debuts Model 579 UltraLoft copyright: Peterbilt EXTERIOR: Designed to maximize efficiency, providing a “2-percent aerodynamic improvement to push the limits of efficiency even further while maintaining the styling and bold look of the Model 579.” copyright: Peterbilt INTERIOR: The 579 UltraLoft offers the industry’s largest storage capacity — as much as 70 cubic feet. Read More…

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ELD Mandate – Mixed Reviews After Two Months

Around December 18, the ELD mandate took effect requiring most trucks to have an active electronic log, with drivers abiding by the hours of service (HOS) and other regulations. Well, it seems it may have been implemented at a bad time. That’s the perspective that Deborah Abrams Kaplan writes about in her SupplyChainDIVE article (1/30/18). Read More…

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Trucking Needs More W.i.T!

That’s the Women in Trucking Association (W.i.T) – a non-profit organization (www.womenintrucking.org) founded in 2007 that focuses on the transportation and logistics industry with the mission “to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.” Last September, via its Facebook Read More…

geek-power

It’s All Geek to Me . . .

A trucker in a January 3, 2017 Reddit feed posted, “I’m a trucker and a geek. Do we want to talk about laptops tough enough for trucking? I’ll tell you what I run . . . . ”: (PLEASE BE ADVISED — when this trucker calls himself a “geek,” he means GEEK). A couple of Read More…

christmas-truck

Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 12th DAY!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me: Twelve baby grands a’tuning Eleven tons of HAZ MAT a’glowing, Ten tons of milk a’chilling, Nine BMWs a’shining, Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts Read More…

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Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 11th DAY!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me:   Eleven tons of HAZ MAT a’glowing, Ten tons of milk a’chilling, Nine BMWs a’shining, Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry! Read More…

milk-truck

Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 10th DAY!

On the tenth day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me:   Ten tons of milk a’chilling, Nine BMWs a’shining, Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!   [Stay tuned for what you Read More…

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Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 9th DAY!

On the ninth day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me: Nine BMWs a’shining, Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!   [Stay tuned for what you delivered over the next 3 days!]

steampipe

Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 8th DAY!

On the eighth day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me: Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!   [Stay tuned for what you delivered over the next 4 days!]

semi-dozer

Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 7th DAY!

On the seventh day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me: Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!   [Stay tuned for what you delivered over the next 5 days!]

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