Soul/funk icon Syl Johnson started with a solid foundation

| November 11, 2010

I bet you can guess just where, right? Syl Johnson (pictured) is a Mississippi-born singer-songwriter who came of age in the late 1950s and 1960s in Chicago -- he's perhaps best known for the "Is It ...

Growing mode for cartel drug trafficking: Class 8 trucks, says NPR

| November 10, 2010

In a story that aired on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" program Monday, John Burnett dropped what is to my thinking a recently developing bombshell on hopes from some that a resolution to the ...

CSA 2010 to bring increase in driver pay?

| November 05, 2010

The news over at the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday included a release from editors at J.J. Keller, emphasizing the reach of CSA 2010 beyond just for-hire truck carriers. "When the term 'motor carrier' is used," ...

Tow-truckers echo long-haulers on Discovery’s ‘Wreck Chasers’

| November 04, 2010

In many ways, tow-truckers are the absolute opposites of long-haulers. The tow-truckers of the Discovery Channel's new "Wreck Chasers" series, on a three week trial run that began with two half-hour episodes Monday, are trying ...

YouTubing truckers hit NPR Charlotte station

| October 28, 2010

Julie Rose of Charlotte, N.C., NPR affiliate WFAE.org (a voice I remember from my times south of the city in Rock Hill, S.C.) picked up on the phenomenon of the YouTube community of truck drivers ...

‘Personal and poetic meditation’ on American trucking

| October 07, 2010

The creators are art photographers Frank Tribble and Tracey Mancenido, a husband-wife team who a couple years back, NPR reported last week in their "Picture Show" feature, took up the trucking life for a time ...

Dangerous roads — for animals — cataloged in California, Maine

| September 29, 2010

The last time Truckers News addressed the subject of dangerous roads, you might forgive us for having focused on the obvious, the treacherous mountain passes, cold and snowy winter roads and congested urban centers that ...

Having the cake and rolling it too

| September 27, 2010

You may remember our reporting on the "Biggest tractor-trailer cake in the world" on the occasion of Iowa 80 Truckstop's Walcott Truckers Jamboree's big anniversary more than a year ago now -- the confection, an ...

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