produce hauling

Candy ‘The Girl’ Critchfield, produce hauler extraordinaire

Candy Critchfield has learned to love life on the road after years doing farm work.

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Memory Lanes

Truckers' recollections of the first trucks, first hauls and often the first highways they pulled cargo over become treasures to them as decades pass.

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The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't consumer electronics or cigarettes or pharmaceuticals. "The high price of produce, especially for tomatoes after the deep winter freezes," reporter William Neuman leads the Times piece, "has attracted more than heightened attention from consumers. A ring of sophisticated vegetable bandits ...

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A produce hauler’s legacy: ‘Best job I ever hated’

Floridian Ed Kimball created a family legacy when he hauled bananas from the Sunshine state in the 1950s.

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