Alabama

Three states suspend hours of service regulations for gas haulers

Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina have suspended hours of service regulations for gas haulers in the states to minimize disruption of transportation in the states.

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Brokers and owner-operators: A view from the other side

Lies. Late payments. Ridiculously low payments. No payments. Owner-operators' brokerage horror stories are legion, but how does the process look from the broker's perspective? Max Heine visits Birmingham-based TLS to take a look.

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These latest numbers show the Thanksgiving effect on the flatbed spot market

Where it's hot and not: The holiday week saw flatbed load availability, predictably, fall -- bright spots exist in Medford, Ore.; Rapid City, S.D.; Omaha, Neb.; Little Rock, Ark.; Shreveport, La.; and Montgomery, Ala.

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Fishing with the Rookie

A special day in Foley, Ala., fishing with the L.A. Rookie. And a message to a friend from the past: "Robin, if you're out there, know you were cherished by someone and still are. And drop ol' Bill a line if you can, he's got some fantastic stories to tell you."

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Reader to truck stops: Better optimize, expand parking space; And an eats tip in AL

"There's nothing worse than after a long hard day's driving to pull into a truck stop and find full spaces taken up with just a tractor or an RV." --Rick Fine, Pueblo, Colo.

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Rising from the frozen planet

Down and out at an Alabama distribution center in the ice -- and how just a little bit of goodwill goes a long, long way.

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Alabama’s ‘Christmas in Dixie’: Song No. 7

The 1982-released country-pop track is a celebration as much of Christmas in the South as throughout the nation.

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Meet owner-operator Tim Philmon

Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.

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Another trucker finds Joe’s Truck Stop the hard way

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

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More highway haunts: Happy Halloween!

Spooky stories from our readers about highway and truck stop hauntings. Ever have a hearse drive up next to you on I-65 in Alabama?

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