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Packers, grilling and a few heirlooms

The freight brought us close to relatives today and we worked in a visit.

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The Avengers!

Passing time in pleasant ways on an easy run

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Before and after: TCA’s weight-loss showdown finale

Official results are in, ladies and gentlemen, and we have ourselves a winner -- or two, that is, one at the carrier level and the other at the individual. Congrats to Prime Inc. for a big company trophy for the highest total weight percentage lost among its participating staff and drivers/owner-operators. With a total loss of 352.3 lbs., the company shed 15.3 percent of its total starting body weight. They must have really put on the ...

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Welcome to Intestine, Pennsylvania

We did some tricky mountain driving today.

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Crude hauling in N.D., Texas with former expediters

A story in this month's Truckers News followed the transition of the former FedEx Custom Critical expediting team of Mark Kathrein and Wendy Wing (pictured) into a crude-hauling operation in North Dakota. Just as the May magazine was going to press, as mentioned in the story, the ultra-rugged, cold climes of North Dakota gas-and-oil-well trucking were leading Kathrein and Wing toward the more established industry down in Texas. I spoke with the two this past ...

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The owner-operator: Takes a lickin’, still tickin’

Looking at the overall need for owner-operators, their health tracks freight demand.

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‘Bring Jabin home’ — rally around jailed driver continues

Yesterday, May 10, Allen and Donna Smith of the Truth About Trucking advocacy organization and AsktheTrucker.com hosted a who's who of folks involved in the case of Demco Transportation driver Jabin Bogan, who is still being held by Mexican authorities after inadvertently proceeding to the border at El Paso/Juarez while toting a load of military-grade ammunition (bill of lading pictured). Their latest edition of the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program can be heard ...

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Are you going to drink that?

The Associated Press reports a stolen trailer of Corona went missing on or around Cinco de Mayo.

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Live music at a freeway rest area

Live entertainment at a rest area was among today's surprises.

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Trucks – eyesores to the ritzy neighbor

Cedar Lake, Ind., Town Councilman John Foreman says he doesn't want trucks parked near his $300,000 house.

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