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On Memorial Day: A trucker to remember

On Memorial Day: A trucker to remember

Minnie Spotted Wolf never encountered combat in World War II, yet she blazed trails as, most likely, the first Native American woman to serve in the Marines – as a truck driver, nonetheless. A native of Heart Butte, Mont., she sits proudly atop a 1940s-era supply truck in a photo, courtesy of her daughter Gerardetta England, for a story in the Great Falls Tribune that commemorated her service. She joined the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve in September ...

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Vietnam gives first-hand appreciation of trucking

Vietnam gives first-hand appreciation of trucking

Overdrive Equipment Editor John Baxter learned to drive a 5-ton truck in Vietnam, a country whose war he recalls vividly.

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Custom Cascadia takes Ride of Pride

For the ninth consecutive year, employees at the Freightliner plant in Cleveland, N.C., have customized a Freightliner Cascadia to make a 400-mile ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

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Decorated Volvos to ride for Memorial Day

Two Volvo trucks, a commemoratively-wrapped VNL 760 and an patriotically-adorned VHD pickup, will ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

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Ode to a well-stacked weekend warrior

Ode to a well-stacked weekend warrior

As we head into Memorial Day weekend it's likely some of you out there will enjoy a rare round of golf with a friend or relative in town for once in a while. My father's coming to town, so I know I will, and it will be a perhaps more-than-rare round indeed. I don't play much -- or well -- that's sure. If only I could tool around the course in the golf cart you see ...

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