- A driver learns from the past to lead the future
- A driver builds up his own trucking business
- Father and son share a love of life on the road, even if it makes visits rare
- This driver always makes time to mentor the next generation — whether at home or on the road
- This driver helps rookie truckers learn the ropes
- Home-schooling in a truck means the country is a classroom
- This driver sees the world through Google Glass
- A career trucker brings his tales of the road to people in hospice
- How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals
- I Love Trucking: More than a job, driving is a way of life
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- Kenworth’s new limited edition version of its old-school W900L
In the pantheon of North American heavy trucks few models have enjoyed as much status and longevity as the Kenworth W900. Some version of the “W9,” as truckers call it, has been in production since 1961, when...
- Posted December 2, 2015
- The good old days of trucking were technology-free and a lot tougher
When I got into trailer trucking many years ago, big rigs were pretty basic vehicles. There were no power windows or power mirrors — never mind heated mirrors. There were plenty of gears to shift through, and...
- Posted November 25, 2015
- Hints for gift givers: Driver goodies from $10 – $500
For the Entertaining Driver With a Ton of Stories from the Road Cobra CDR 900 Professional Dash Cam with Wi-Fi “You should’ve seen it.” An awful lot of driver’s stories end that way, but they don’t have...
- Posted November 24, 2015
- The incredible art of LEGO scale models
Lots of kids spend hours putting together dozens of brightly colored LEGO bricks in wildly imaginative towers. Some move on to kits, building models of animals or famous buildings. And then there are those who never outgrow...
- Posted November 19, 2015
- The remodeled Country Pride at TA Boise includes a salad bar with lots of variety
The dining experience begins the moment a driver walks toward the restaurant. Beautiful French doors at the entry way open to reveal a completely remodeled Country Pride restaurant at TA Boise, Idaho. “We have a USA-themed décor...
- Posted November 18, 2015
- From healthy options to hearty dinners, the remodeled Iron Skillet offers something for everyone
The Iron Skillet looks different at Petro Effingham these days. The décor changed about a year ago, with a wire flamingo sculpture and a large cow head among the more notable additions. But the most recent change...
- Posted November 11, 2015
- Military veterans find success as truckers
Tiffany Deering joined the U.S. Army in 2006. While stationed in Korea for two years, she met and married John, another soldier. He left for Fort Drum in New York, and she followed, but military service usually...
- Posted November 5, 2015
- Today’s trucks require a far more refined fuel than the green diesel of old
Growing up on a farm afforded me the chance to operate tractors, combines and trucks. I remember the green color of the fuel that we used in every dieselpowered engine we had. That fuel was not very...
- Posted November 5, 2015
- A better understanding of fuel additives
Every driver knows that you put additives in your fuel, especially in winter. But how do you select from all the brands available? How much do you use? When do you use them? And how do you...
- Posted November 4, 2015
- A heart attack and diabetes diagnosis lead to a change in eating habits
Tyrone Gillispie remembers January 20, 2015, pretty well — even if he doesn’t want to. He was in the hospital receiving treatment for a heart attack that day. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also when...
- Posted November 2, 2015