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Stories, legends and family tales

| November 28, 2014

Stories told over turkey: "My favorite story is about my 80-year-old grandmother chasing a log truck down on Highway 41, right outside of Macon, Georgia. If you ever wonder where I get my tenacity from, ...

How old is that story, bro?: Trucking tales, legends, ghosts

| August 20, 2013

"Beware, newbies, you're not the first and you won't be the last to hear about Large Marge....": Wendy Parker on traveling folktales, trucking and roots in European lore.

Momma Bears put out cab fires, slap tornadoes…

| April 17, 2013

"A tornado was coming and my own Mother heaved a queen-size mattress into a 4-by-6 bathroom with one arm while simultaneously dragging and throwing me under it with the other. She broke the door off ...

Lying to the kids

| December 29, 2012

"Lying to the kids is perfectly alright when it involves fairy tales.... It's not OK to lie to kids about things they need to know."

Humor in all places: Weigh stations, auto hauler suppliers…

| April 30, 2012

That'll be $5, driver When we quizzed operators via Overdrive's Facebook page about their funniest weigh-station memories, moving van hauler Robert McConnell didn’t hesitate: “Many years ago at a Colorado scale, when you used to have to ...

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