trucking

Fast-changing economy could upend trucking, analyst says

The U.S. economy is in the midst of major shifts in the way consumers buy and receive goods, and some of the largest segments of the economy — such as prominent freight-producing sectors like the food and automobile industries — will be upended in the coming decades, said forecasters at the FTR Conference.

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POLL: Is/was your father involved in trucking?

To what extent is trucking passed down father-to-son over the generations? In the poll, in advance of Father's Day this weekend, we want to know whether your father is/was a trucker in any capacity, whether a driver/O-O, fleet owner or something else?

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Trucking image group unveils mascot, solicits name submissions

Name submissions for the new mascot can be submitted via email to mascot@truckingmovesamerica.com. After the submission process, TMAF will hold a voting contest to determine the mascot's ultimate name.

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When you really, really, really love truckin’

Meet Susanne Taylor and her son, Josh, whose "love for big trucks is unparalleled. Their field trips to the travel plaza are specifically for Josh to be among the “big boys,” and see as many trucks as he can see. He's amassed a group of trucking buddies who love him as much as he loves them."

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Should I stay or should I go?

Are you contemplating hanging up your trucking hat? "If you want to grow cucumbers, you don't plant chicken turds. You don't heap piles of poo on top and expect a bumper crop of cucumbers, it just doesn't work that way." ...

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You might be a trucker if …

... you reach for the Jake brake in your Ford Focus when you see the downgrade you're about to make a run down ...

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Truckers do see the strangest things

Sound off: What's the weirdest thing you've seen on the road? For Wendy, there's no doubt: Among the professions in her past, trucking brings the most when it comes to weirdness.

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ELDs, hours, parking: Owner-operators’ top 3 critical issues

Considerable fleet/operator common ground is seen in hours of service, CSA, parking and related issues, though the economy ranks higher in Overdrive's list. Plus: Voices on the "Missouri Truck Ferry" project.

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‘We’ll take care of ya, son’: The brotherhood exists, take three

In which a newbie gets his first CB, and a valuable lesson: "That's what trucking is all about, son. We take care of each other out here, least that's how it's s'posed to be." ...

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Craig Ryan’s 1965 International CO4000: Lookback photos, more

Craig Ryan gives a personal account of his brief time trucking leased to Dart and otherwise hauling bees in the 70s and shares photos of his 1965 International CO4000 cabover.

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