Blogs

Suck it up, buttercup!

New trucker complains of boredom and Carolyn's not too impressed with his whining.

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Toyo wagers against the apocalypse

Toyo Tires new sweepstakes offers free tires to all world citizens should the apocalypse happen as the Mayan calendar seems to predict -- easy bet? You bet...

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Truckers’ ghost tales compiled in new book

Annie Wilder, who has written two other true ghost story books – “House of Spirits and Whispers and Spirits Out of Time” solicited the stories from truck drivers and family members of truckers for this collection that was released in late summer.

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Truck cab nastiness

Have you seen this “Honey Boo-Boo” TV show everyone’s talking about? My curiosity got the better of me the other night. Although I had a sneaking suspicion what I was in for, I decided to watch it. And it didn’t disappoint. I made it all of seven minutes into the show: right up until the little kid – Honey Boo-Boo herself – sneezed and blew a wad of snot into her hands and then proceeded to ...

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More toilet talk: Aim before using

Singing the wonders of the American landscape -- and launching a campaign against defoulers of public toilets, "the cause of public restroom stewardship."

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Hauling expedited — in a Nissan?

Morris Finley hauls expedited freight (mostly auto parts destined for final air leg to assembly plants) in and around Nashville, Tenn., in a 2012 two-skid-capable Nissan NV2500 high-top cargo van.

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Safety and fuel economy at 85 mph

Given the toll, safety worries and the inability or unwillingness of many truckers to drive 85 mph, heavy-duty trucks could be underrepresented on the new part of SH 130.

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Hulu, Netflix apps

How to catch your favorite shows and flicks on the road.

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It’s hard to admit you’re wrong

But herein, M. Wendy Parker does just that, heaping no small amount of praise on those "planners, CSRs and dispatchers" she may or may not have called orangutans at some past point...

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Bobby Bright’s final ride: June 15, 1945-Oct. 10, 2012

Remembering Virginia-based hauler Bobby Bright, memorialized by his son Robert with a final big-rig ride to his final resting place October 16, 2012, at Madison Garden Cemetery in Madison, Va.

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