Alabama

Two truckers set sights on governors’ races

Bryan Messenger, a 28-year-old company driver, is running for governor of Kentucky as a Republican, while Jason Childs, 46, seeks to be on the ballot as a Democrat for the governorship of Alabama.

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A busy independent’s plan to transition his business (and dodge ELDs in the process)

A run with John Hodges in his 1998 Freightliner Classic, part of his small fleet. As independent, Hodges juggles roles as driver, owner, cattle farmer and pastor in his local church, taking it all in stride: "To whom much is given ..."

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As Gulf Coast, Southeast hit by tropical storm, two states suspend hours regs

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency declarations Tuesday, June 20. The declaration of emergency suspends certain regulations for truckers responding to the emergency, including hours-of-service regulations.

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Go Vols? Clemson’s not the only team hopeful of rematch chances

With the college football national championship tonight featuring a rematch from last year's championship game, team pride has found its way into the day-to-day of highway hauling -- van haulers, keep the trailer clean as you can, and if not, keep your eyes on your mirrors stuck in traffic.

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Winter weather jams up major highways in southeast

A swath of winter weather across the Southeast ranging from north Texas through Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and into Virginia could begin to take a toll on highway conditions Friday afternoon into Saturday. Two states have also suspended HOS regs.

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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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