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Perils of Break Away

| August 18, 2013

Be careful throwing chucks in your storage box, particularly if spray lubricants are in there... "Sometimes, you do something stupid. It just happens..."

Giant potatoes! Hammerheads!

| March 01, 2013

"We've seen some weird things on flatbeds. Hell, we've seen some weird things strapped to four-wheelers, like the giant hammerhead shark we saw on the roof of a Honda Accord...."

Expediting: Singing the praises with Don Lanier

| October 13, 2012

A chance meeting with expedited driver Don Lanier yields insights into the segment.

The ‘Time Bandit’ electric cargo-strap roller

| July 03, 2012

Sometime flatbedder and former small fleet owner Johnny White finds inspiration in day-to-day problems -- that might not be the best way, however, to describe the occasion that spurred him on to his latest solution, ...

Story in NY times tars oil field exemption

| May 18, 2012

I've been at work covering the uptick in oil field work surrounding new drilling techniques that have been enabling new oil and gas wells to explode in a number of areas around the country, from ...

Interviewing Dan Heister, Overdrive’s Trucker of the YearImage Gallery

| February 16, 2011

In this month's issue of Overdrive, I wrote about the recession-surviving prowess of Boyd Bros.-leased owner-operator Dan Heister (pictured), whose mastery of his short-medium haul niche in Boyd's self-dispatch/percentage-pay Independent Express program brought him through ...

Flatbedders, had enough of tarping? . . .

| April 30, 2010

You might recommend the folks at Fast Wrap to your shipper customers, who do the kind of work you see in the picture here, a wrap of a jet engine. They've got mobile crews in more ...

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