Portland

Two new books for the kids

One from close to home -- children's book "Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries and Smiles" from the TN Trucking Foundation -- and former driver Susan Burton's "My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck."

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Multi-stop last mile from an Oregon National Forest

The end of the Parkers' multi-stop load comes down the wire on hours. Wendy: "George really does amaze me sometimes. I would have been in the fetal position, sobbing...."

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Courthouse News Service: ‘Truckers offended by lavender?’

Coast Truck Centers near Portland objected to a billboard above their store's highway-side sign advertising an upscale resort. Wouldn't you?

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FedEx driver honored by TCA

FedEx Freight driver Kenny Cass, of Portland, Ore., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for his help at the scene of an accident on a Portland road.

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Pilot Flying J and T2T sponsor truckers in triathlon

Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes (T2T) to help professional drivers maintain healthy lifestyles. Pilot Flying J is a 2012 sponsor of the Revolution 3 Triathlon series, which is July 8 in Portland, Ore. It will be sponsoring a group of five professional drivers: John Schneidewind, Steve Johnson, Bret Wright, Tom Struzan and Jason Stringer.  During the training period, Pilot Flying J and T2T will work together to develop health plans specific ...

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What it takes: Contractors Cargo hauls B-1 bomber body

“We transport all kinds of things, from construction equipment, petro-chemical equipment – even wind turbines," says 84-year-old Jerry Wheeler, owner of the Compton, Calif.-based Contractors Cargo heavy-haul fleet. "And then we do the not-so-ordinary. We’ve hauled the Space Shuttle, and we just moved a B-1 Bomber from Arizona to Portland. It’s loads like that that keep things interesting and keep me young and waiting for the next big project.” Wheeler has no intention of slowing down ...

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New I-5 bridge over Columbia River gets OK

The current I-5 crossing between Oregon and Washington consists of two side-by-side bridges built in 1916 and 1958.

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Trucking effort in Wash. state to find child

As we know, dry vans have uses ancillary to hauling freight, not least among them their advertisement potential. You need only look to this month's Overdrive to find evidence of that in a pic of sister mag CCJ's yearly Five Flashiest Fleets' winner. A fleet headquartered in Washington State is using a similar tactic toward less commercial purposes, though. Gordon Trucking will place large missing-persons notices (pictured) about Kyron Horman, who disappeared last June from his ...

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Panel studying Northwest bridge project

An independent panel is reviewing the Columbia River Crossing Project that would connect Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash.

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Daimler Trucks offers e-mail savings

Daimler Trucks North America, based in Portland, Ore., offers commercial truck operators the option to receive e-mail notifications of offers containing savings on commonly-used parts, service and preventive maintenance repairs.

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