Ohio

Does this hay fever make me look fat?

"I have never had such an extreme adverse reaction to the very air I breathe as I did the first time we went through Southern California..." and more from the land of the plugged nose.

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Carriers who pursue volume-only goal in competition are dampening good rate environment

To many carriers "seem to want to compete this way. And who gets hurt? Drivers, small businesses, people all throughout the industry."

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One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

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Loaded from home — to home

Wendy and George ponder home and Sunday school on a run up I-75 from near where Wendy was raised in Georgia to deliver in Ohio, their current home.

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God bless the Friday night lights

Wendy reflect on American pride and more as her nephew gets set to play in that oh so American of pastimes, a late fall state championship football game.

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Long Sandy night: Holding the fort in Northeast as storm comes in

Drivers react to conditions as Hurricane Sandy made landfall and continued inland.

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What happens after Butter Jesus melts down

We live in Southern Ohio and when we're traveling towards home on I-75, we always pass the Butter Jesus.

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TCA holds Wellness Week

TCA and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" during National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week at 12 TA/Petro locations across the United States from 3 to 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Would the professional drivers please raise hands?

At a fueling station in Dayton, Ohio, Kevin Burch, President of the Jet Express truck line, saw a decal (pictured) on the side of a flatbed as he was fueling. The message, "This truck helps build homes for our troops," was on a flatbed in the operation of a Volvo Rents delivery fleet. Burch took a picture of it, thinking he might use it as an example in an upcoming discussion he was participating in ...

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Imagine running for the same fleet for 50 years…

Can you? We’ve heard no shortage of stories of independents who’ve stayed active that long leased to different carriers or on their own, but never with the same company. (If you have, I'm all ears!) I can't think of a company driver who's done it, either (though Wisconsin-based Butch Mueller is getting pretty close), and as far as UPS knows, Springboro, Ohio, resident Ron “Big Dog” Sowder (pictured) “may be the only in the trucking ...

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