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Tom Berg

Contributing Editor

Tom Berg worked his way through college by driving trucks. After graduation in 1965 and two years in the U.S. Army, he worked in TV news and various communication jobs. Since 1978, he’s been writing about trucks and trucking. He holds a Class A commercial driver’s license and drives trucks as part of story research. Berg is semi-retired but still writes about semis. Lucky enough for us, he’s chosen to spend the non-semi-retired part of his life writing for us as a contributing editor.


The tales tire treads tell

Tires are a major expense, probably No. 2 or 3 on your list, after fuel and, of course, paying yourself. Just one tire costs $400 or so.

A cruise down recruiters’ row at MATS indicates carriers pay much alike

What are carriers offering for pay today? A walk down recruiters’ row at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., showed there’s a rather tight range of remuneration for owner-operators, usually a percentage of revenue.

Kenworth ground breaking ceremony

KW expands Ohio plant with large $140 million paint shop

Kenworth is expanding its Ohio assembly plant to meet customer demand for Class 8 trucks, adding a new, expanded $140 million paint shop.