Tara Bullock

The Mistress: ’04 Peterbilt and a 550-hp Cat

Owner-operator Robert Winkelman of Hermann, Mo., hauls logs and barrel staves from New Florence, Mo., to Lebanon, Ky., in this 2004 Peterbilt equipped with a 550-horsepower Caterpillar C15 motor and a 13-speed transmission.

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WTS International names 2014 award winners

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, selected the winners of its annual recognition awards for 2014. Each of the five awards will be presented at an awards banquet on May 15 during the 2014 WTS Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. The award winners are: Woman of the Year – Beverly A. Scott, PhD, Chief Executive Officer/Rail & Transit Administrator, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Member of the Year – Jeannie Lee, ...

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I-40 paving in AZ to cause delays

After being shut down for the winter, a paving project east of Holbrook, Ariz., will be starting again Monday, April 14.  The project covers eight miles of I-40 starting at the east side of Holbrook to Sun Valley (miles 290-297).    Work hours will be 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the project is expected to be completed by late summer. During this time there may be lane closures of up to three ...

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Interstate Rest Areas

The simple site allows users to select one of the 15 major U.S. interstates and see broken down by state where every rest area is.

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Trucker’s Report

One of the most active driver message boards on the Internet, the “Trucking Forums” hosted via this website are a repository of information from the horse’s mouth, as it were, drivers working the roads today.

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Expediters Online

The home of Expedite Now magazine as well as its annual Expedite Expo trade show, this online community hosts a series of expedited owner-operator blogs as well as open forums for business and social networking.

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Deaf Truckers United

The mission of Deaf Truckers United is in removing the requirement that deaf or hard of hearing drivers obtain waivers to drive a truck. FMCSA currently requires the deaf to file for an exemption to drive. The group’s mission statement says “driving trucks about skills, not hearing.”

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CCJ

Companion site to Overdrive, CCJ provides news and in-depth features geared toward fleet executives and managers. Like Overdrive, it sends out a daily email newsletter, and you can sign up for it at ccjdigital.com/news/subscribe-to-newsletters/.

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RigBooks

Web-based bookkeeping software geared toward owner-operators and small fleets originally developed by Jason Forrest for his owner-operator father. Functionality allows for tracking expenses, reporting fuel tax and much more.

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ProMiles

The ProMiles company not only offers a mileage, routing and mapping solution for personal computers – basic versions free of charge via the TruckMiles.com website – tools enabling easier IFTA tracking and reporting as well as fuel optimization are also available. ProMiles likewise powers the FuelSurchargeIndex.org website, which tracks fuel-price averages on specific lanes in order to quote more accurate surcharges.

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