Craig Vecellio

Oil-patch captioning ‘from sun-up til down-hole’

One reader's fitting caption for a photo depicting a sunrise early-early in the oil patch in Texas by John Reinhardt. The hauler and his Freightliner were “waiting to be escorted six miles up a poorly graded well road to deliver poly pipe at a water storage facility used for drilling operations.” ...

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Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law has been violated.

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More hours flexibility would improve safety

More hours flexibility would improve safety

Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,

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