pets

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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Fallen driver Richard Sullivan’s ridealong companion is coming home

Karen Talbot of Animal Aid USA requests drivers flash their lights when they see the N.J.-based nonprofit's van/trailer combo on the road Aug 20-21, and seeks drivers to participate in a Chatsworth, Ga., homecoming convoy.

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‘Anne Ferro would be proud’…

One ridealong pit bull that will be familiar to regular readers would "make Anne Ferro proud with his berth time and breaks..." More on rescued "Buddy Roe" and his travels from hauler Mary Hanlon.

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Trained canine assists deaf trucker

Hearing-impaired driver Pete Kleckner's relies on his service dog, Snickers, throughout his days.

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Pit bulls in-cab: Resource for local laws?

In which reader Mary Hanlon adopts a pit bull and wonders, Is there a good central location to map routes to avoid locales with anti-pit ordinances? Any of the pit owners in the audience have suggestions?

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More ‘bird business': Share your ‘Most Loved Pet’

Checking in with Sammons-leased owner-operator Larry Leckrone, whose 25-year-old pet macaw Mugsy rides along with him in his 1962 C-model Kenworth.

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Tuna salad tames the savage beast

"I keep my eyes peeled for a pet while we're on the road. Some of the best dogs I've ever had were strays, and it would be appropriate to find the truck dog on the road...." If only it were so simple.

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