Six-million-mile man Gregg Blair, now retired, remembers a long career.
"Have a little love for the truckers. They're human beings, out there doing a hard job and a lot of them aren't making as much money as people think."
Organizer Chris Dowdy is requesting drivers to mail in printed pictures/bios to present to children at the hospital during the April 25 outreach visit.
Thomas Dempsey's farewell to trucking "toward a more stable industry, one that young people will want to enter, and current drivers will choose to stay with, and be proud to do."
Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.
Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.
From typical speed to on-the-road conditions and pay packages, misunderstood elements of the trucking business remain in the dark for many in the general public.
"We started thinking about the times we’d been broken down, flat broke and what it took to get home about the same time that we all started broadening our original concepts of beauty." --Mike Ryan
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