halloween

Certified air, part 2

Part 2 in Wendy Parker's annual Halloween fiction sees the zombie apocalypse's version of a scale house visited upon LaRonda Pettibone and her tractor, business and life ... and the zombie at the wheel, of course.

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Certified air, part 1

Wendy's annual Halloween fiction begins. LaRonda finds a Zombie codriver: "Enforcement chow kept them from decomposing any further, and she'd found Dash pretty fresh. He was wandering aimlessly at the Last Stand Fuel Stop in the Peterbilt show truck graveyard. ..."

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Spot market update: If you’re following the demand, ‘Go west, young man’

"The whole West Coast is showing good freight and rising rates," notes DAT's Ken Harper, particularly in van/reefer segments. "L.A.-Long Beach was driven by the Hanjin debacle," the abrupt bankruptcy of the Hanjin ocean shipping company, but Northern California and the Northwest are showing improvement as well.

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The Passenger: Part 2

Wendy Parker's Halloween fiction concludes as flatbedder Rupert, rear-ended by Cuss, a killer with a dead body in the car that Rupert has only had a suspicion of, takes matters into his own hands...

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Elderly trick-or-treaters unwelcome: Report from the Cat Litter Wars

"When a 15-year-old man-boy in a costume consisting of a backwards flannel shirt and funny nose glasses gives you a baritone, 'Gimme some candy,' the good feelings dry up."

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Crazy drivers — the real Halloween fright

"Things that really scare me are watching the recordings of our dash cam and seeing crazy dangerous nuts in traffic about 500 times a day. "

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The Barn: A Halloween tale

Perry and his Freightliner are long gone, but the barn on his widow Dara's farm holds vestiges of him, and mysteries for her young daughter, whom Perry never met -- or , as Dara finds out in this chilling story, did he?

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Be careful what you wish for: A Halloween tale

A new fictional tale for a spooky week by Overdrive's Wendy Parker. Sure, Gary was a little overweight, but with the new weight mandates for drivers coming on, his resignation wasn't quite enough to forestall desperate measures...

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Novembeard leads to Christmoustache

Weirdest family conversation ever -- on the subject of November, facial hair, wigs and more.

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Truckers’ ghost tales compiled in new book

Annie Wilder, who has written two other true ghost story books – “House of Spirits and Whispers and Spirits Out of Time” solicited the stories from truck drivers and family members of truckers for this collection that was released in late summer.

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