Dave Sweetman

Dashboard Confidential columnist

Dave Sweetman, contributing columnist, is a longtime OOIDA member and truck driver with 5 million safe, accident-free miles. Along the way, he’s found time to write his fair share of award-winning columns.  “Dashboard Confidential” is always a top pick of trucking readers. A gifted storyteller, readers migrate to the “back of the book” as Sweetman calls it to soak up whatever trucking tale he has to deliver for that issue.

Dave Sweetman
truck parking

Podcast: Coalition discusses barriers to fixing truck parking

What will it cost to solve truck parking? How does it affect safety? And can technology help? Those issues were tackled at a recent meeting.

sexual assault

Feds say states play ‘key role’ in addressing sexual assault within trucking industry

FMCSA hopes to raise awareness about sexual assault against truckers. Here’s what the agency is doing to spread the word about the issue.


Connecticut governor backs off vehicle emissions rule

The state of Connecticut has at least temporarily parked a plan to help curb emissions. State lawmakers likely to pick up topic next year.