All posts by David A. Kolman

  • Watch-Your-Step
    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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  • Not-Buying-It
    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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  • Kolman2
    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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  • Kolman2
    Some advice to companies on keeping drivers

    How does this sound? Trucking companies have a dedicated driver recruitment department that invests a significant amount of money each month in recruiting programs to find qualified drivers. This department has a well-defined program to drill down...

    • Posted July 5, 2012
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  • trafficJam
    SARTRE: Technology for vehicles to drive themselves

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could flip a switch and let your truck take over the inch-along-in-traffic chore while you read a magazine, enjoy a leisurely snack or do all the text-messaging and cell-phone calling you’d...

    • Posted January 5, 2010
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  • David Kolman
    The Tipping Point

    Some surprising information about truck rollovers

    • Posted March 1, 2008
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  • kolman1
    Driving with Dave: Safety Is a Snap

    So why do some drivers refuse to buckle up?

    • Posted January 1, 2008
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  • cabover1
    Cabover Cool: A disappearing truck style

    The enduring appeal of a disappearing truck style

    • Posted September 1, 2006
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