pets

Put your duck-trucking hats back on, drivers

Minnesota-based trucker Joe Mansheim's ridealong duck, Frank, passed away earlier this year -- the hauler's got a new codriver, however, a young mallard named Eddy. "I think if everyone had a duck in their truck, the world would be a better place," Mansheim says.

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Star spangled shredder

"I like celebrating the Fourth with fireworks and big bodacious booms just as much anyone else, but I'm here to tell ya', I've had just about enough of the backyard displays this year. Mostly because I'm gravely injured ..." Sometimes, celebrating is hard.

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Omnitracs holding contest to find drivers’ ‘pick of the litter’

Omnitracs’ Big Rig Buddies 2017 Giveaway allows drivers, both current and retired, to submit a photo of their pet and a brief description explaining why their pet is the best companion on the road.

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When inspiration is confused with insanity

What happens when Wendy, at 5 a.m., inspired by the recent story of one trucker's beloved lost, then found, cat, decides she's going to acclimatize her own kitty to the truck ... (Look out, Wendy, look out!)

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Notes on parking lot pet etiquette

"Please be cautious and respectful enough to ask if you can pet the baby monkey before you run up on the poor thing and put your big human hands all over it. No wonder people get bit. I'd bite you, too, if I was on a chain, couldn't get away and you tried to pet me. Just ask George."

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The long road for rescue dog transport: Introducing P.E.T.S. LLC

Peterson Express Transport Service was founded by Kyle and Pam Peterson with a distinctly unique purpose for a trucking business -- moving dogs from overcrowded shelters to new homes.

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Old dogs don’t need new tricks

The pull of the canine, in more ways than one: "People are a lot more inclined to be interested in a cute little dog than a big, burly trucker. Sorry, truckers."

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Latest road work zone obstruction in GA: A litter of kittens

The road construction season and its headaches no doubt both for truckers and the folks doing the construction this week got a little bit of aspirin in the form of something of a welcome obstruction...

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More voices on restart rollback; And a moving encounter off I-395 in Connecticut

Audio mailbag No. 2 on the restart as Congress mulls big spending bill; And: driver Scott LeVan's encounter with Ben, a wounded German Shepherd, brings tears to a grown man's eyes.

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Sleep at home is overrated

Missing the lullaby of an idling truck... "If you have insomnia, I highly recommend it, though I doubt an insurance company will pay for a Freightliner as sleep therapy."

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