Jimmy Ardis

Carolina Monkey Gouger in comedic ‘Freedom the Movie’ on CMT

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis made an appearance in Morgan Spurlock's "Freedom the Movie" feature-length seriocomic look at Freedom in America for CMT this summer. Cable subscribers, catch it here, more

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Two South Carolina truckers regroup after historic flooding

With more than 250 roads still closed and many bridge washouts, it's rough going locally in South Carolina -- more information and a check-in here with S.C. owner-operators Dave Palmer and Jimmy Ardis.

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Celebrating right in S.C., take two

The third annual gathering of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators is in the history books -- this year it attracted 53 drivers ranging in age from 22 to 82.

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More trucking tunes — and a cheeseburger

Catch Bill Weaver's "Ode to a Peterbilt" in video, likewise the 'Monkey Gouger' cheeseburger, named for owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, at the Manning, S.C., TA location.

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Unveiling: ‘Monkey Gouger’ travel center

With the official unveiling still several weeks off, owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, a recipient of one of TA Petro's Citizen Driver Award recognitions, got an early look at his name up on the marquee at the recently renamed Manning, S.C., TA near his hometown.

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The yardstick method of driver training

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious focus on the need to more robust mentoring industrywide.

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‘Left Lane Gang’ celebrates right in S.C.

Need some ideas for a Labor Day gathering for the ages? Look no farther than the annual whole-pig barbecues of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators.

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‘Monkey Gouger’ Jimmy Ardis in Real Life Trucking Hero running

The owner-operator is one of several up for the Progressive Commercial contest's $15,000 grand prize. Vote by October 31 to register your support for your favorite contenderss.

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CSA Proof Your Rig

Pack the right parts and inspect your truck diligently to avoid time-consuming, costly inspections.

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Roadside Attractions

A trucker joins a national fitness program, a natural born truck driver, a truck makes its film debut, plus Truck Gallery, Channel 19, Calendar events and more industry news items are featured.

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