Mercer Transportation

New one-truck portable tarping system

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

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Chevron September 2012 Million Mile Club

Chevron Lubricants named the eight drivers inducted to the September 2012 Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club.

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Roadside Attractions

A roadside midwife, an apnea proposal, bedbugs, the rigors and routines of the road, plus Truck Gauge and Truck Gallery are among the industry news items and oddities featured.

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LogBook

Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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Mercer ex-employee sentenced for embezzling

Woman had embezzled over $1 million from the owner-operator truckload carrier over an eight-year period.

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Pulse

How great it would be if this spirit of volunteerism and self-reliance could extend to meeting social needs 365 days a year, coast to coast.

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Trucker Buddy honors Mercer driver

Steve Dyer, an owner-operator leased to Mercer Transportation, has been chosen as December 2010's Truck Buddy of the Month, the educational outreach Trucker Buddy International said. Dyer is honored for volunteering at Carr Creek Elementary in Hindman, Ky., where he visited with students in discussions about his job and his travels. He also sent pictures and e-mails from all over the nation, helping to make geography more hands-on for the students. Dwight Creech, principal of Carr Creek Elementary, ...

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Introducing Wayne Dollar, a story-telling quilter who loves trucking, too

Though he perhaps needs no introduction, since you may have met him at his booth at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last year, owner-operator Wayne Dollar (pictured), 54, not only stitches his own quilts, he's been winning awards with three of his uniquely themed creations since he started making them last summer. A trucking-themed quilt, with the moniker "Trucking Around" (also pictured), won first place at the Tri-State Fair in Amarillo, Texas, last year, and The ...

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Allis-Chalmers on-highway engines? — Ted Streit’s restoration adventures…

Mercer leased owner-operator Ted Streit also happens to be the owner of a shop doing custom and restoration work in Suring, Wis., called Fast Transport. More than a year ago, he called me up after seeing some coverage of fellow Wisconsin resident (Sparta) and owner-operator Paul Sagehorn's restoration of two original TV KWs, one from the Movin' On series and the other a last-season B.J. and the Bear rig I followed from discovery to the finish (you ...

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