ridealong

Normal called … not really

"I have a good friend who went out on the truck with her boyfriend as a rider for the first time last weekend. I got a steady stream of 'WTF?' texts – she quickly reminded me that there's really no 'normal' on the road."

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Gird your loins because hell has frozen over

"I applaud the trucker who let ride with him -- you're a brave fellow. When I asked George if he'd let Anne do a ridealong with him, he flat out said, 'Hell no.'"

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Anne Ferro on a haul — finally

Riding along with owner-operator Leo Wilkins yields new insights for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Helpful partner — Western Express driver Derek Dorsey

Not only is longtime Western Express driver Derek Dorsey a great asset to the Nashville, Tenn.-headquartered fleet -- company recruiting director Matt Neal calls him "our go-to guy, great with customers, great with training new drivers” and "one of our absolute best" -- he's also quite accommodating to everyone he meets, including writer-photographers like me. When I rode along with him to Atlanta from Nashville and back as part of the "Gridlock" feature in this ...

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