West Virginia

Owner-operator’s ‘Black out’ tribute rig gets closer to finish line

W.Va.-based Charles Timbrook's 1999 Freightliner "Black Out" eases into its military-tribute theme with new mods. And: A Reliable Carriers car hauler on Car and Driver's cover.

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Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

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Rash of wrecks in W.Va. prompts increased police patrols

Officers are stepping up patrols and inspections between and in the area of I-77 milemarker 74 and 78, according to reports.

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Owners, drivers: Stand up and be counted

"I know that if our owners and drivers stopped long enough to vote on the issues their voice would be heard." --Michael McRae, President of M&M Contractors and Specialized Carriers

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Leaving long-haul: Operators migrate to oil/gas

I talked to a pair of recently former team owner-operators late last week who, like owner-operator Mike Mace, leased to Reed Trucking, have truly rediscovered their old love of trucking -- in this case as company drivers in service operations surrounding new natural gas wells enabled by hydraulic fracturing technology. The strong demand for capacity in oil and gas services is bringing in competition to local markets as large as, you guessed it, Schneider National. The truckload ...

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Security protocol: A stay-awake load

Using time productively while waiting to deliver.

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New trucking thriller from former tank-hauler manager

Set in Charleston, W.Va.'s "Chemical Valley" just after deregulation of the trucking industry, former Quality Carriers and Mason & Dixon lines (among others) rep Rowland Henry Judge's Acid Stained Steel is a murder-mystery thriller of a novel, says Judge. But that's not all, he adds. It combines those page-turning attributes with an examination of "the effect of deregulation on old-line tank trucking companies and their drivers. No one has ever really written about this in the chemical/liquid bulk ...

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West Virginia bills focus on idling limits, tolls, CDL

The West Virginia Legislature is also considering a bill that would bring state commercial driver license laws into federal compliance.

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West Virginia eyes idling limits, tolls

The West Virginia Legislature is also considering a bill that would bring state commercial driver license laws into federal compliance.

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