interviews

Preparing for the storm: My Anne Ferro notes

"I should destroy all of my notes, because if anyone got hold of them, they'd surely think I was nuts, and possibly dangerous."

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‘Stealth plane’ haul to Area 51, now declassified

The declassified story of how the Archangel-12 prototype stealth reconnaissance aircraft -- model for the later SR-17 Blackbird -- was hauled to Area 51 from California for testing.

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On-highway reads: Revisiting ‘In the Driver’s Seat’

Writer and former owner-operator Marc Mayfield will be interviewed Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. EST on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program.

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Former operator’s novel immortalizes trail-blazing independents

Fred Afflerbach didn’t set out to launch a trucking career when he took a job working for a Bekins Van Lines-affiliated moving company in Austin, Texas, in high school in the 1970s. He caught the fever all the same. “The owner-operators would come rolling in and the drivers are telling stories and your eyes are popping out of your head,” he says of the days his affliction began. “You work for them loading, and their ...

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Charlie Daniels: “We’re coming to rock ‘em” at Charlotte show

Charlie Daniels has been at making music for a half-century and then some, and he's still going strong. He turns 75 next month, and earlier this year he released a new track in "Let 'Em Win or Bring 'Em Home," a meditation on American service members and their families giving all for love of country. With, of course, an explicit message for our elected leaders about a proper course. As part of his hard-running touring around ...

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Small-biz trucker finds his niche with versatility in Battle Creek, Mich.

Jim Wood of Maverick Express in Battle Creek, Mich., was interviewed by the Battle Creek Enquirer newspaper, the talk published in the exceedingly rare (in newspapers) Q&A format. Remarkable results for the trucker, whose boss at the carrier he worked for in his mid-30s told him, as he told the story to Enquirer reporter Andy Fitzpatrick, "'Jim, big companies don't need any mavericks'... I think I was 36 at the time. Here we are with two ...

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