Don Christner

Don Christner presents ‘Mike and I chained up on Loveland Pass’

"At nearly 12,000 feet there is a generous safety bonus -- you see, if you do your job right, you get to live."

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One bull hauler’s mid-1980s test

The 1979 Kenworth W900 -- pictured above hooked to a 1976 Barrett cattle trailer -- is the truck Don Christner was running as a company driver in 1985 when the story below took place. Before that, as a 19-year-old in 1984 he took his maiden turn in the KW for Barger Grain Co. out of Wauneta, Neb., as he posted to the Reader Rigs gallery at this link recently. http://instagram.com/p/yncOajMb7g/ "I have a good handful of photos of this truck ...

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Driver dispatch from a series of wintry hazmat loads over Loveland Pass

With the city of Buffalo under multiple feet of snow in November, driver Don Christner and his running partner were quietly but heroically hauling hazmat on a series of loads over Loveland Pass in Colorado, quite wintry itself...

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Holy snow-banks! Winter rolling vid over Loveland Pass

Another couple vids from the GoPro Camera of young Caleb Christner, son of Don Christner, the Reed Hurst Trucking driver whose dispatches from the road you've become familiar with over the last year or two.

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Dispatcher no-brainer and on-highway lemons

It's not the really good dispatchers causing truckers to stick around -- it's those who embody the "dispatcher brains" slang making them leave. And: A bet on a light load for one driver after a blowout...

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One driver and one emergency load — to flooded Boulder, Colo.

Don Christner recounts a recent critical haul to a water treatment facility in Boulder, Colo.

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Gale Banks / Mike Ryan Racing super-turbo rig at Pike’s Peak

"Attending the Pike's Peak hill climb needs to be on everyone's bucket list!" says reader Don Christner -- more here on Class 8 racer Mike Ryan's performance at the June 30 event.

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More GoPro trucking-vid magic from Caleb Christner

The young driver's son turned his camera eye on Colorado's Loveland Pass this time around. Watch the vid here.

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Trucking brings out the best

Bringing the kids along for the haul can serve several purposes -- here's an example of a truck-trip fueling creative experimentation.

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Coffee, costs, photos, repairing CSA: Reader roundup

Rounding up reader views both serious and whimsical as 2013 heats up -- or cools down, as the case may be.

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