All posts by David A. Kolman

About David A. Kolman

David A. Kolman, an over-the-road driver for many years, is the Senior Editor of Road King magazine.
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    Checking out a truck show in Misano

    The Misano Grand Prix Truck Race in Italy is a part of the European Truck Racing Championship — an annual racing series of production two-axle road tractors that takes place throughout Europe on weekends. The races themselves...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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    Drivers lose their ability to control a vehicle when distracted

    Many drivers figure they can manage these small distractions.

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Test Drive: Kenworth’s T680 with integrated 52-inch sleeper

    When Kenworth offered me the opportunity to put its T680 tractor with the new 52-inch integrated sleeper through its paces, I jumped at the chance.

    • Posted November 13, 2013
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    Good reasons to appreciate drivers

    William James, an American philosopher and psychologist who is often referred to as the father of American psychology, once stated: “The deepest principle of human nature is a craving to be appreciated.”

    • Posted September 1, 2013
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    Making the most of a roadside inspection

    It was one OF those early evenings made for trucking. The sky was clear blue. The air was crisp. My dispatch was an eight-hour round trip drop and hook. No fingerprinting freight for a change.

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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    Avoid a trip you don’t want to take

    If you’re like me, you typically don’t give much thought to getting in and out of trucks, especially if you’re in a hurry. It’s one of those things that every driver does many times a day, almost...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    The long search for a cabover project truck

    I’ve been on a quest for a good many years now, as you regular Road King readers are aware. For those who aren’t, my pursuit has been to find an affordable, reasonable-looking, used cabover tractor. It will...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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    New Year’s 2013: 10 Promises I’m Making to Myself

    New Year's Eve has always been a time for reflection. 10 things I'm promising myself.

    • Posted January 1, 2013
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    Bragging Rights: Who’s the safest driver of them all?

    There have been numerous occasions when I’ve been having coffee with other drivers and the conversation turned to safe driving. Trucker after trucker would try to top one another with their tally of miles or years driven...

    • Posted November 5, 2012
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    The power of truly appreciating truck drivers

    I look forward to each National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Since the inaugural event in 1998, it’s a time when America and the trucking industry recognizes professional truck drivers for the difficult job they do so well.

    • Posted September 2, 2012
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