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One bull hauler’s mid-1980s test

The 1979 Kenworth W900 -- pictured above hooked to a 1976 Barrett cattle trailer -- is the truck Don Christner was running as a company driver in 1985 when the story below took place. Before that, as a 19-year-old in 1984 he took his maiden turn in the KW for Barger Grain Co. out of Wauneta, Neb., as he posted to the Reader Rigs gallery at this link recently. http://instagram.com/p/yncOajMb7g/ "I have a good handful of photos of this truck ...

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Gearing up for MATS

Truck show season kicks off in March, and it's all I'm hearing about these days. Apparently, MATS is going to be one heck of a show – we've heard from all kinds of people about all kinds of neat stuff that's going to happen there. I'm going to be brutally honest and say it's my least favorite show, because of the immensity and sometimes bizarre layout, but it definitely has the best parking lot party ...

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Saturday roundup: Say no to DWPT! and more

That'd be, umm, "driving while pulling a tooth." Also: VIDEO -- high, wide, heavy (and cold), redux; and meet new OOIDA alternate board member Tilden Curl.

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The Petri dish of our lives

"We're heading back out into the cold and flu season Monday....I'll wash my hands and the alien will slough away illness with his gamma rays. I have a feeling we'll be traveling through Roswell...."

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Why low fuel prices hold key to fixing highway funding

Congress wimped out again last year and injected the Highway Trust Fund with only enough money to make it through May.

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Convoy honors Ohio owner-operator Dave Trout

A terminal cancer diagnosis last year stopped owner-operator Dave Trout's career in its tracks. This weekend, more than 100 truckers showed him the trucking legend he is in their Ohio community.

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Be part of the problem, or part of the solution – your choice

There's another video going around – this time of a guy peeing in the parking lot, in broad daylight, at a facility that clearly has public restrooms close. I'm sent at least one of these videos a week, or see them on other trucking pages. I don't repost them, I don't share them. I don't because there's not enough time in the day to attempt shaming people into acting right. It also shames the entire ...

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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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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Career advancement for the long haul: One small fleet’s growth story

While a family business is certainly not the only way to start and/or run a small fleet, it is one of the more common; run through Old Time Express here with Mark, Mitch and founder owner-operator Bo White.

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Sharing a birthday with Romans, Stan Brown, maintenance worry …

"Transportation of freight is the Kevin Bacon of the world – you can loosely tie it to almost anything." A happy birthday wish to all who share the 25th, from one among you...

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