Florida

VIDEO: How does a weigh station work?

Working in part with truckers following Overdrive's 2014 Florida Pride & Polish, Chris Fiffie of Big Rig Videos turned his camera on the technology, procedures behind the Wildwood, Fla., weigh station

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Florida bike week, anyone?

Headed past Daytona through the 15th? Brief word to the wise: As thousands of motorcyclsts converge on the aarea March 6-15, Love's in Ormond Beach off I-95 at exit 273 will be fuel-and-go-only.

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‘I-4 Ultimate’ project in Florida getting under way in new year

Also: Independent former hotshot/car hauler Joey Slaughter's step deck transition with an all-aluminum 53-foot Chaparral step.

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Check out this workhorse: Don Cooper’s 379

A neat internal-breather treatment on the Cooper Farms 1998 Peterbilt 379 -- photos and more of the McAlpin, Fla.-based rig of owner-operator Don Cooper.

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Showing strong: Kling Towing & Recovery’s 2013 FL 122SD

The truck represents the first such 112SD built out as a heavy-haul wrecker, and Kling put no small measure of pride and sweat into the customizations.

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Provisions for hungry panhandlers

"Throw my sandwiches away all you want, but you're missing out on a yummy treat, and you will not squash my sparkle today. So there."

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Barefoot with a stolen lemon

George to Wendy: "“If you think I'm going to give you a knife to cut up a stolen lemon while I'm driving, you're crazier than I thought you were.”

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Don’t pay for the privilege to haul

Second Wind Transport independent owner-operator Greg Trott was offered a load recently he would have paid out of pocket to haul -- had he made the wrong decision and taken it.

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Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."

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‘Grandpa and the Truck’ — book 2 out now

Colleen Kelly Mellor's children's book series highlights true tales from her husbands 30-year career, much of it spent as a household-goods-hauling owner-operator.

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