cabovers

‘The Backhaul’ — excerpting Fred Afflerbach’s ‘The Bison & the Butterfly’ novel

This excerpt from Fred Afflerbach's new "The Bison & the Butterfly" comes from the beginning of the second big section of the book, "The Backhaul," following 70-year-old small fleet owner-operator Ubi Sunt and his teenage grandson, Jeremy, across their trek from Texas toward Jeremy's home in Philadelphia.

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Out now: ‘The Bison & the Butterfly’ — rollicking sequel to former owner-operator Fred Afflerbach’s ‘Roll On’ novel

A road novel of the classic sort, the new book builds on the foundations laid by its predecessor -- Afflerbach's empathic, often hilarious, moving depiction of two generations of men coming back together through lived experience after separation and loss is a master turn in the literary arts.

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GoPro vid of Chris Dinsdale’s Australian 1980 Kenworth cabover/Cat 3408 loaded at 174,000 lbs.

Chris Dinsdale of Australia shared this vid of what he describes as "my 1980 KW cabover hauling two 45-foot trailers loaded with steel at a gross weight of 174,000 lbs."

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Whiplash: Heard Trucking’s cabover lover’s dream 1996 Freightliner FLD

Don't get 'Whiplash' trying to look at this truck.

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From the cabover collection: Bevy of new photos of classics by Don Christner

Don Christner photographs old rigs behind store

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Roundup: Tony the truck stop tiger back in headlines, another Kelty cabover view, and speaking of gators …

Listen: La. Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin on 'Criminal' podcast; photos of the restored Kelty Farms 1976 International TranStar's matching flatbed; and did you hear the one about the Tiger Truck Stop and the alligator?

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Back in Time Tour 2016 continues

After loading up in Kansas City, Todd Campbell and Kevin Young of Knox Transportation hit the back roads in two cabovers bound for Oregon last week, and haven't looked back since. Scenes from the run here.

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Back in Time Tour 2016

Ever wish you could go back to the good ol' days, when truckers were the Knights of the Road and a sweet COE was the epitome of cool? Todd Campbell and Kevin Young not only wished it – they're making it happen. ...

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Cover shoot outtakes: Zach Beadle and his cabover Pete at Kelley Thigpen’s Diamond Ranch

Livestock hauler Zach Beadle's photo shoot with Texas freelancer Brandon Wells came off near perfectly, despite last-minute changes in location necessitated by Beadle client Kelley Thigpen.

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Restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig to travel to GATS!

The Evel Knievel Mack's showing at the Great American Trucking Show will come on the heels of the Aug. 21 opening of the "Being Evel" feature documentary about the daredevil's life. Watch the trailer here.

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