Montana

A familiar Montana state senate candidate — broker Dan Metully

Metully, of TFI Logistics and TransportWatch.com, holds pride as a Montanan, with the state at the fore of challenges to the explosion of corporate campaign spending. Also: how the broker bond minimum increase will impact his business.

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Wind gusts topple trucks in South Dakota

It's calmer today in South Dakota, but a wind advisory is in for the I-90 corridor in Montana for Saturday, October 20.

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PHOTO: Montana Peterbilt breaks new ground

And just who is that guy standing next to the Pete? The new facility is set to open in May 2013.

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Evel Knievel’s driver and the 1973 Overdrive interview

Unearthing the history behind Evel Knievel's 1970s touring operation with former driver Mike Draper. Bonus: Videos of the old Mack haul rig, currently undergoing restoration.

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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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Trucking industry self-policing, Montana-style

How's this for taking matters into your own hands? After a few truck accidents on Montana highways 93 and 35 around Flathead Lake in the western section of the state, one of which spilled several thousand gallons of gasoline into soil precariously near the body of water, the public called for a ban of all truck traffic on the north-south routes, but public officials have instituted a different kind of policing measure with what they call ...

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Have truck, can’t hunt

Over-the-road drivers deal with all manner of annoyances, some rising to the level of outright injustice -- I think immediately of the numerous times I've watched a fellow auto-driver cut across three lanes of traffic at 70-plus mph within mere feet of a rig's front bumper, to name just one -- but writing in the Montana newspaper Billings Gazette, reporter Brett French recently uncovered one such injustice that might take the cake for most downright ...

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