photography

Book of photo essays spotlights essential nature of trucking, down under and beyond

Australian photographer/author Alice Mabin's exceptional story is one of near-tragedy turned to new appreciation of the essential nature of trucking in all modern economies -- her new book, "The Driver," trumpets that message.

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Sun-up in the oil patch, and: ’14-hour rule is the real issue’

Sun-up in the oil patch, and: '14-hour rule is the real issue'

G'mornin', drivers. One beauty of a scene from the Reader Rigs gallery, posted on Tuesday by John Reinhardt, a sunrise early-early in the oil patch in Texas "way out in nowhere," Reinhardt wrote, north of Pecos. And: More from Gary Carlisle on the 14-hour rule/ELDs one-two punch.

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From the cabover collection: Bevy of new photos of classics by Don Christner

Don Christner photographs old rigs behind store

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Dinner options and falling surcharges

Dinner options and falling surcharges

"Ahhh, the good old days." --one operator's suggestion for a caption to this photo showing $4 diesel in 2011. Sarcasm? Could be -- amazing, though, how a falling fuel surcharge can expose an inadequate base rate, isn't it?

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Saturday round-up: Life goes on, worm turns on small fleet successes

Saturday round-up: Life goes on, worm turns on small fleet successes

Pony express freight: A prescription from a reader for long-term long-haul small fleet success? And: Got the white stuff? We got plenty of it here. . . . Stay warm.

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Cover shoot outtakes: Zach Beadle and his cabover Pete at Kelley Thigpen’s Diamond Ranch

Livestock hauler Zach Beadle's photo shoot with Texas freelancer Brandon Wells came off near perfectly, despite last-minute changes in location necessitated by Beadle client Kelley Thigpen.

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Two views from the independent road

Two views from the independent road

Two views on the KW and Pete of two operators that express what we don't hear enough -- that's joy, simply put, in memories of the past, satisfaction at a job well done in the present, and hope for the future.

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PHOTOS: Sneak peek at the restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig on the GATS show floor

PHOTOS: Sneak peek at the restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig on the GATS show floor

Catch a few sneak-peek images of the classic 1974 Mack haul rig from the show floor before GATS opened in the gallery here. The rig is on display in the Mack Trucks booth.

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Round-up: Sundown at the truck wash; Pay the tolls already!

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo digging in her heels on her trucks-only bridge toll plan. And spectacular shots from the Reader Rigs gallery by truckers Tim Ramsey, Dan Parker.

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Winter storm cutting from Midwest across Southeast and beyond through Thur.

Various winter storm warnings were in effect for areas from Texas and Oklahoma east to the Appalachians and beyond; Also: More winter-trucking pics from readers around the nation.

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