Florida

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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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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