Florida

Driver saves toddler

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., its latest Highway Angel.

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Great Dane plant’s first trailer

Great Dane's Statesboro, Ga., refrigerated trailer plant sent its first customer trailer to Rowland Transportation of Dade City, Fla.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd continues long-haul legacy with new record

Lynyrd Skynyrd's new "Last of a Dyin' Breed" record runs hard with themes of the passing of a generation of highwaymen and -women. Interviews here with guitarist/Blackfoot founding member Rickey Medlocke and tour hauler Dale Macon.

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Trucking team named April Trucker Buddies of the Month

A team of three drivers who are Trucker Buddies for a Del Prado Elementary School class in Boca Raton, Fla., have been named the April 2012 Trucker Buddies of the Month. Frank Silio, a driver/trainer with Covenant Transportation who drives in the South Florida region, invited Jill and David Studney, over-the-road drivers, to help him with Lenae Herman's elementary class. “In my 29 years of teaching, I have never seen the ...

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Bosselman Boss Shops opens shop in Ft. Meyers

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has opened a new location in Ft. Meyers, Fla., at I-75, Exit 139. The shop will be located adjacent to the Pilot Travel Plaza and will be a Uni-Maxx Truck Care network location. Its address is 6054 Plaza Dr. and the phone number is (239) 337-0052. This shop gives Bosselman a total of 36 Boss Shops in 21 states. “Boss Shops are working hard to broaden ...

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Hanging a new ceiling fan

Today was a day around the house.

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Bee haulers: Michigan needs you

If Mark Longstroth, writing in the Western Farm Press last week, is right, early Spring growth over much of the U.S. East and Midwest has bee haulers in overdrive trying to keep up with demand for hives to pollinate fruit trees in groves far and wide. "Most of the bees that pollinate Michigan fruit crops either overwintered in Florida or just finished pollinating almonds in California," Longstroth wrote. "One problem is trucking. Most of the truckers ...

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Classic Trucker’s Jumbo sandwich overhauled

Today's post by Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter The Trucker’s Jumbo hoagie at Ray’s Steel City Saloon in Tallahassee, Fla., used to be full of bologna -- fried bologna Pittsburgh-style, that is -- with everything else piled inside. A tradition of the Steel City’s mill districts, the Trucker’s Jumbo was first prepared for truckers and steel workers on break with coleslaw and french fries stacked inside so that that laborers and haulers could eat the meal in ...

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Thoughts about a house and a home

Leaving our Florida vacation house prompts thoughts about home.

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Sandhill Cranes and fuel price discounts

Today was about Sandhill Cranes, fuel price discounts and getting back on the road.

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