tornadoes

Trucking continues coming to Joplin aid

| May 27, 2011

The stories about relief efforts in Joplin keep coming in. Before I get to a couple more, I thought I'd take a moment to note that I will be out of the office through June ...

Keys Truckers on Joplin relief mission; Open weather webinar tomorrow

| May 24, 2011

Last time I saw Keys Truckers Jan (pictured, with Rocky) and James McCarter they were right here in Nashville for the grand reopening of the downtown TravelCenters of America location, which had been closed since ...

Trucker Weather Watch storm spotters want you

| May 18, 2011

Former long-hauler and current Traffic Control Supervisor/Driver for Stripe Rite, based near Seattle, Sean Kiaer in April 2006 was a front-line witness to the formation of a tornado in Tennessee. He called 911 from the cab ...

Analyst: Blame Fed’s liquidity flood for high oil/diesel

| May 05, 2011

The good news is that skyrocketing oil prices, like slasher movies, are truly frightening only the first time you watch one. They get less scary with repetition. But being less scary doesn't change the basic ...

Ohio small fleet providing tornado relief

| May 03, 2011

Buddy Allen of the 15-truck New Era Trucking fleet in North Ridgeville, Ohio, is calling on Northeast Ohio residents to help fill a 53-foot dry van's worth of non-perishable food, water and other goods to ...

Missouri, North Carolina issue trucking waivers

Jill Dunn | May 01, 2011

States have temporarily lifted some trucking regulations to cope with damage left by recent storms and tornadoes.

Tornado caught on owner-operators’ webcam

| April 29, 2011

Owner-operators Randy Moyano and Ann Burt (pictured) run in a 1998 Peterbilt pulling a Fontaine RGN with Superior stinger axle for heavy/overdimensional loads, leased to Greentree Transportation. I met the pair a week ago today ...

Braving the storm — two haulers’ Birmingham tornado stories

| April 29, 2011

"I just spent all day yesterday cleaning up tornado damage," Overdrive Trucker of the Year Dan Heister told me this morning. Heister (pictured) was loaded heading south on I-65 bound for Saginaw, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, when ...

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