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Back on the ice: Lisa Kelly’s return to Ice Road Truckers

Lisa Kelly returns to Ice Road Truckers as a new season debuts on the History Channel Sunday, June 9. What does the most recognizable face in trucking have to say about the latest twists?

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Improving truckers’ public image — or not

"While I don't think it's necessary to wear a tie to garner respect, I do feel it's necessary to properly cover your genitals when in public. Please. For the love of God."

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‘Truckers: The soldiers of the U.S. economy’

Owner-operator Gary Johnson's new Gzs-Tees.com website has a section devoted to t-shirts with trucking messages of various and sundry colors and viewpoints.

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Warner Robins ordinance repealed!

Last night Wendy's home town council voted down the restrictive two-hour truck parking ordinance they'd approved just two weeks prior. Here's why.

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Getting loaded with the laypeople

"I think if the general public had a better idea of what actually goes on in getting their Oreos to the Kroger, they might just reconsider cutting that truck off in traffic."

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‘Shipping Wars’ season 3 features refused load, Evel Knievel truck

"Either it's legal, safe and compliant or I'm not going to do it." --owner-operator Marc Springer, who refused a load he'd won the bid on during filming of Shipping Wars' third season.

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Four-wheeler scare-quotes ‘professional’

A letter writer to a Minnesota newspaper, contending there's an epidemic of big-rig drivers' speeding on the nation's highways, is suffering from tunnel vision when he mocks drivers' "professional" badge of honor.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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Would the professional drivers please raise hands?

At a fueling station in Dayton, Ohio, Kevin Burch, President of the Jet Express truck line, saw a decal (pictured) on the side of a flatbed as he was fueling. The message, "This truck helps build homes for our troops," was on a flatbed in the operation of a Volvo Rents delivery fleet. Burch took a picture of it, thinking he might use it as an example in an upcoming discussion he was participating in ...

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Driver for Landstar-leased fleet in Oprah magazine

Cleveland-based Shannon "Sputter" Smith (pictured, courtesy of Women in Trucking), a driver for a Landstar-leased small fleet, got into on-highway hauling as the youngest child of a father who worked on trucks for a living. As told by Jeanne Marie Laskas in Oprah magazine, her story is an inspiring one for any woman thinking of entering the business of trucking. Telling her mechanic father that she was going to become a truck driver someday -- in ...

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