The Land Line Media Blog gets its hands dirty

| 9/7/2007

It may have been a short work week because of the Labor Day holiday, but that didn’t stop the Land Line staff from churning out some thought-provoking and entertaining posts on the Land Line Media Blog.

On Tuesday, Columnist Bill Hudgins gave his usual comedic spin to something not many people are talking about yet – the Christmas holiday season. It may be three months away, but with summer basically finished, the never-ending shopping season is almost upon us – and that means truckers will soon be busy playing Santa to retailers across the country.

Online Editor Aaron Ladage found some interesting photos Wednesday that linked two groups that are usually at opposite ends of the spectrum – truckers and hippies. This year’s notorious Burning Man festival featured an enormous statue of two big rigs welded together at the trailer and sticking straight up in the air in the Nevada desert. If a picture’s really worth a thousand words, this is a blog entry you’ve got to see to believe.

On Thursday, Managing Editor Sandi Soendker gave readers a candid look at her own life, and how the lessons she learned caring for her mother translate pretty well to the California Air Resources Board, an agency that is trying to “take care” of environmental issues in the trucking industry, often by blindly over-regulating.

Finally, on Friday, the Mexican pilot program debate boiled over into insightful posts from Soendker, Staff Writer David Tanner and Senior Editor Jami Jones.

Is driving in Mexico really as carefree as the plan’s supporters claim? And is the program one part of a plan to create a “Nafta superhighway”? These are questions that tend to lead to more questions, but the Land Line staff tackled them all head-on.

If you’re not reading the Land Line Media Blog, you’re missing out – but it’s never too late to start. To read these entries – and many more – for yourself, click here. You can also get there by clicking the “Blogs” button in the left-hand menu on the Land Line homepage.

– By Land Line staff