Blogs

2048 is our year

"Unfortunately, we'll be 87 and 88 years old by then, and probably won't be able to enjoy the island Dennis Mintling says we'll own. That's OK, I'm not sure I could handle the pressure of owning anything bigger than a truck."

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Counting down the hours to 2016: The Channel 19 year in review, part 1

We've got a full 14-hour clock's worth of on-duty time, and more, left yet, so check back tomorrow and on New Year's Eve for the second and third parts of this the annual year in review on the Channel 19 blog.

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Merry Christmas from the Parker Family (for real this time)

A heartfelt Merry Christmas from Wendy and the Parkers: "Truckers are the silent Santa every day of the year, and the general public may not realize it, but we do, and we thank you."

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Drivers’ Night Before Christmas — a tribute from a dispatcher

Chipman Relocations' Tina Pastore sends this poem out to all company employees and contracting owner-operators in advance of the Christmas holiday, a fitting driver tribute this time of year.

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Is ‘The Princess and the Peterbilt’ the wrong perception?

"I don't think people gawk at female drivers any more than they gawk at male drivers who insist on wearing shiny track suits three sizes too small -- it all depends on how you present yourself, male or female."

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Overlooked video gem reveals a bygone trucking era

“On the boulevard” shows owner-operators talking about their struggles to survive, being apart from their families, taking pride in running without authority and dodging scales.

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Heroes of the highway: Truckers just ‘awesome,’ says four-wheeler

A positive bit of news involving truckers Ken Lear, Jeff Norwood and a man and his dog came out of Mt. Laurel, N.J., last week.

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When filmmakers hit the road with 1970s owner-operators

After interviewing drivers at a late 1970s truck show, the film collective Optic Nerve spent six weeks crossing the country to record drivers for a 30-minute documentary.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

Do you even clutch, man?

George convinces Wendy he can float the transmission into reverse "if I get the RPMs high enough." -- "Sometimes nothing matters but getting ice cream on your face and laughing with the people you love."

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“God and God Alone”: Driver-songwriter Paul Marhoefer’s latest

The song has its roots in an accident that destroyed Marhoefer's Western Star in 2001 and nearly killed him, bringing on some tough times for the family. Hear it -- and more from his lately-released EP -- here.

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