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Truckers weigh in on the hours-of-service rule, job hoppers, penmanship, cross border trucking and other current industry issues.

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Trucker Buddy honors Mercer driver

Steve Dyer, an owner-operator leased to Mercer Transportation, has been chosen as December 2010's Truck Buddy of the Month, the educational outreach Trucker Buddy International said. Dyer is honored for volunteering at Carr Creek Elementary in Hindman, Ky., where he visited with students in discussions about his job and his travels. He also sent pictures and e-mails from all over the nation, helping to make geography more hands-on for the students. Dwight Creech, principal of Carr Creek Elementary, ...

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Trucker Buddy honors Mercer driver

Steve Dyer, an owner-operator leased to Mercer Transportation, has been named the December 2010 Truck Buddy of the Month, the educational outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. Dyer is honored for volunteering at Carr Creek Elementary in Hindman, Ky., where he visited with students in discussions about his job and his travels. He also sent pictures and e-mails from all over the nation, helping to make geography more hands-on for the students. Dwight Creech, principal of Carr Creek ...

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TyroneMalone.net adds a Facebook page; more on driver pay

Since I wrote about TyroneMalone.net site proprietor and owner-operator Ken Harris in the October edition of Truckers News and in Overdrive in smaller form around the same time, Harris has continued to make strides keeping the memory of onetime diesel showman Tyrone Malone and his apocryphal Bandal Diesel Racing Team alive. Most recently, he's launched a Facebook page for fans to share memories and new finds of pictures and such. Check it out, or click on ...

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Reefer-unit pioneer to be honored tomorrow

News from Thermo King today is that Frederick McKinley Jones, a company pioneer in the development of portable refrigeration units, will be honored  for his contributions to science and technology at the Tekne Awards gala Wed., Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Jones passed away in 1961, but his "invention of portable refrigeration systems for the transportation industry revolutionized the food industry into a multibillion-dollar annual market," Thermo King says, enabling "improved ...

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Shippers stop providing chassis

Rule made intermodal equipment providers subject to federal roadability regulations for the first time.

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Blow dealt to industry ‘bad actor’

As someone who talks to proud and professional owner-operators and company drivers on a daily basis, I'm no stranger to a particularly common sentiment: the notion that the actions of a very few within the trucking industry strike huge blows to the collective image of the many. Whether it's a criminal broker-fraud scheme, a big mistake that leads to a deadly accident or just a bad joke at the expense of an industry newbie we're ...

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