Independence Day

Faith, family and food

Happy birthday to our beloved Motherland. Home of the free, land of the brave. There are a lot of people who will dispute just how free we really are, and the fact those people have the right to voice that opinion is proof of just how free they actually are. We spent the past three weeks traveling across and back through this beautiful country, and each time I have the opportunity to do this, I'm again ...

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I-40 lanes back open in Arkansas

"Interstate truckers need a good federal highway system. The price we pay is regulation. Want the feds out of your business? Get used to sitting around in local traffic."

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Independence Day trucking traditions

Keep on keeping on: That's what a lot of commenters on our Facebook page told us they were planning for the Fourth of July, among other proud traditions.

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Price of freedom — and a historic smackdown!

"A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people." --Thomas Jefferson, 1776

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Revisiting one owner-operator’s ‘No apology campaign’

It's more proactive attitude than reactive defiance, says Florida-based owner-operator Tim Philmon, leased to Landstar -- and let's just say for the record that I jumped the shark in my last post when I said I'd see you July 5: this one's for Independence Day, no doubt about it. Philmon's "No Apology Campaign" can be thought of as a personal clarion call for a kind of owner-operator solidarity in hard-nosed independence, necessary, he contends, to ...

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