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Recycled oil offers nice shade of green

| November 16, 2012

  “Crude is crap,” proclaimed one member of our group Thursday, Nov. 15  as myself and other media participants toured the Safety-Kleen oil re-refinery facility in East Chicago, Ind. No, he is not opposed to crude ...

Another trucker finds Joe’s Truck Stop the hard way

| November 09, 2012

If you are a truck driver, Joe’s Truck Stop is a place you want to avoid visiting.

Truckers’ tool finds zombie niche

| November 02, 2012

Revamped tool aimed at truckers has zombie fans talking.

Truckers’ ghost tales compiled in new book

| October 26, 2012

Annie Wilder, who has written two other true ghost story books – “House of Spirits and Whispers and Spirits Out of Time” solicited the stories from truck drivers and family members of truckers for this ...

Port truckers practice art of the strike

| October 19, 2012

Los Angeles port truckers are quickly becoming proficient in the art of picketing. No, they are not on strike, but have been practicing on an almost weekly basis – just in case.

You can help stop child trafficking

| October 12, 2012

The average age for human trafficking victims is 12 years old. The life expectancy of a child after being forced into prostitution is less than 10 years.

Hebe leaves his mark on an industry he loved

| October 08, 2012

All controversy aside, there are a lot of guys who love Jim Hebe. They see a reflection of themselves in his swagger, his can-do, never-say-die philosophy and his unquestioned passion for both trucks and ...

Iowa 80 eatery featured in television series

| September 15, 2012

I always enjoy watching a program on television that fires up the “hey, I’ve been there” electrons in my brain. There’s just something exciting about seeing familiarity on the flat-screen. It’s even better when you ...

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