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KL Chrome Shop prez in Progressive commercial

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Fuel surcharge, anyone?

Since this blogger noted his book here, Shane Hamilton keeps making headlines. It's no wonder. An excellent history of the forces at the heart of the long-term 20th-century move toward the deregulatory political climate we've all seen in the past 30 years, his Trucking Country book spells out the central role of independent truckers and agribusiness in said political climate. In a recent interview posted to the emNew York Times' Freakonomics blog, Hamilton spelled out ...

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‘Manual for a downturn’

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K-Crossing coordinates

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O/O couple ‘pays it forward’

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Washington Post backs truckers?

An online chat between readers and Washington Post blogger and columnist Marc Fisher about a column he wrote on the March announcement of plans to close several rest stops in Virginia yielded this remark from the driver, no doubt, of a four-wheeler:br Marc,You missed out on a little yet interesting aspect of the Virginia rest stop debate. Truckers are not only concerned about the closure of rest stops, but even if the rest stops remain ...

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Pure Grain’s ‘Truckin Song’

Headed up by OTR driver Chris Taber, the Cincinnati by way of Nashville band Pure Grain blends honkytonk with traditional country, blues and rock 'n' roll toward a hard-driving sound exemplified by "Truckin Song" (check out the video via the link or embedded below, featuring Taber in a Freightliner). The song is from their upcoming record ">A Fine Blend," slated for release by Sol Records quite soon and includes such lyrical gems as:">Breaker breaker ...

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Wacky world trucks

British auto insurance portal Quotezone.co.uk hosts a list of the "10 Wackiest Trucks in the World," which include this "Big Rig Jig" sculpture by New York artist Mike Ross, built from two repurposed tractors and tankers and displayed at the 2007 Burning Man Festival in Nevada. Also included in the list, notably, are a shot from Japan's equivalent to a Pride amp; Polish truck beauty show, a shot of infamous Transformer Optimus Prime (of course) ...

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Long-haul heist

Well, not exactly, but what might be the next best thing is the story of 43-year-old tow driver Ollie Ray Whitworth of Fort Worth, Texas, and his 18-year-old son, Ollie Ray Jr., who were directed out of their two truck at gunpoint in the yard of Abandoned Vehicle Enforcement, 6831 Old Randol Mill Road in Fort Worth during a robbery last week. Two burglars, their identities concealed by bandanas and skull caps, took a "cash ...

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New highway hero

"I don't wear a cape, I don't have a mask. I can't leap tall buildings in a single bound. I'm no hero." Such were the words of Pennsylvania-based trucker George Lantzy in a March 18 broadcast segment from ABC 7 news in Arlington, Va. (video is embedded below). He was responding to reports hailing him as a hero for a daring move he made in his rig to keep unconscious Joanne Haplin of Steubenville, ...

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