18 wheeler

Alert network for missing drivers formed

| February 16, 2012

  Any time a driver goes missing out on the road it's a nightmare for back-office personnel, friends and, of course, the family back home. A recent case spawned a Facebook group dedicated to resolving disappearances ...

Divine intervention at its best: A truck accident in Guam

| January 23, 2012

What happens when a loaded straight dump loses its brakes on a downhill run and collides head-on with a tanker truck loaded with jet fuel? Not what you might expect. Reporter Brett Kelman, writing in ...

Long-haul literary: Former owner-operator’s memoir of the life

| August 20, 2011

Marc Mayfield (pictured) didn’t set out to write a book when, after a lot of college – “some of it was wasted time,” he says -- and several less-than-successful, half-hearted career choices, he jumped into ...

Crete and Shaffer start veteran training program

| July 29, 2011

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking are now offering a training program for military veterans as part of the companies’ already-existing driver training programs.

Pilot makes donation to TCA

| July 29, 2011

Pilot Flying J gave the Truckload Carriers Association a $10,000 donation to assist the organization with its trucking image campaign.

Navistar training facility opens

| July 25, 2011

A new Navistar product support facility opened in Woodridge, Ill., the Warrenville-based engine and International brand truck maker announced. The 70,000-square-foot facility houses an office area, three classrooms, a photo and video studio, computer lab, a tool ...

May’s Trucker Buddy selected

| July 13, 2011

Crete Carrier driver Dave Anderson has been named Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month for May, the nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. He volunteers with Jenny Gubbels’ third-grade class at Woodland Park Elementary in Norfolk, ...

Truck parking casualties of the Minnesota government shutdown

| July 13, 2011

As if drivers and owner-operators didn't have enough parking problems, the government shutdown in Minnesota will make it at least a wee bit -- if not more than that, of course -- more difficult to ...

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