Georgia

Notes on being attached

"Be safe out there – and keep an eye out for marauding fathers saving Mousies and blankets. (Like you need one more thing to watch out for...)"...

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Georgia truckers challenging Peach State’s use of fuel taxes for non-highway spending

The Georgia Motor Trucking Association, J&M Tank Lines, F&W Transportation and Prolan Logistics filed the suit earlier this month, arguing all revenue obtained from state and locally collected fuel taxes should be spent “for public roads and bridges or road construction and maintenance."

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Hijacked log-truck owner-operator Don Davis on the mend after being hit by seven bullets

A fund-raising effort launched by family friend Debbie Cofer is under way to help defray Davis' medical costs after the Oglethorpe County, Georgia, hijacking, chase and shootout.

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Cadle Transport 2013 Coronado glider, small fleet rise from recession’s ashes

Small fleet owner Ben Cadle launched his business with his own authority in 2007, right as the financial world was starting to collapse under its own weight. His 2013 show-worthy glider illustrates his subsequent, ongoing success.

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Round-up: DOT suspensions of road work abound, a planned closure and more

The July 4 weekend is a favorable one for truckers when it comes to the dearth of orange cones and barrels to dodge. But oh those unpredictable four-wheelers on the back end of holiday festivities...

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Georgia ramping up truck enforcement with 60 new officers

Following a few high-profile crashes, Georgia announced last week plans to hire 60 new officers for truck inspections and enforcement.

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Decreasing inspections: Georgia’s numbers fall

The state dialed back on overall inspections from 81,183 in 2013 to 69,188 in 2014, a 15 percent decline. According to state officials, such a level may not hold as it focuses on doing more with less.

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Photos: Brush-fire shutdown of SB I-85 in GA

Headed out of S.C. to Nashville through the area, a planned 9-hour-or-so run turned into one that, in a different life, would have come pretty well close to the end of the 14-hour window.

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Freight from the ports: Savannah benefiting from West Coast freight diversions

If trends continue, watch for well better van rates out of Georgia as freight heats up with the Spring.

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Helping a Georgia trucking family

"If you are looking for something or someone to bless over the Christmas season, you may want to consider this family." --Bill Vollenweider of the Detroiter Travel Center, Woodhaven, Mich.

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