Texas

Bitten — by more than the trucking bug

" The spiders in South Texas are so big they strap saddles to them and put them in rodeos. Small children who make a scene by screaming for Starbucks in the food court are fed to them."

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Loaded from home — to home

Wendy and George ponder home and Sunday school on a run up I-75 from near where Wendy was raised in Georgia to deliver in Ohio, their current home.

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Plagues, vermin, snakes!

"You can flat fly through Texas; in fact, they encourage you to do so. Texas is the only state with DOT signs that taunt people...."

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Filling out the boots collection

"Everyone in Texas has bad-ass boots ... I need a pair of cowboy boots."

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Home (and away) for the holidays

61 percent of drivers report they plan to be home for Thanksgiving -- find a round-up in answer to our informal polling of readers on Overdrive's Facebook page about holiday plans.

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Circle Bar Truck Corral is a true truckers’ oasis

The first visit to the Circle Bar Truck Corral was a necessity, but the second visit had Wendy Parker wanting to come back again and again.

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Driver saves toddler

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Rodney L. Smith of Plant City, Fla., its latest Highway Angel.

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Averitt driver named August Trucker Buddy

Averitt Express driver Stuart Goldberg has been named the August Trucker Buddy of the Month by Jocelyn Murphy-Stout of Egg Harbor City Community School in Egg Harbor, N.J.

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Safety and fuel economy at 85 mph

Given the toll, safety worries and the inability or unwillingness of many truckers to drive 85 mph, heavy-duty trucks could be underrepresented on the new part of SH 130.

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TCA holds Wellness Week

TCA and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" during National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week at 12 TA/Petro locations across the United States from 3 to 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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