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Transport for Christ truck rally this Fri-Sat

The Transport for Christ organization's efforts to connect with and spread the good news to and of the trucking industry extends far beyond their mobile chapels and efforts to unite drivers in the fight against humna trafficking, which I wrote about several weeks ago. They're rewarding the greater community of drivers and owner-operators again this year with their annual truck rally and show, coming up this weekend Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, in Kidron and ...

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Swift at the New York Stock Exchange

Get an eyeful of this pic, a Swift International Lonestar parked outside the New York Stock Exchange on May 25, when Swift management rang the opening bell on the exchange after a December initial public offering (NYSE-Listed SWFT) of Swift stock, which gained 27 cents a share that week. Swift, "based in Phoenix, Ariz., operates 16,100 units comprised of 12,100 tractors, a fleet of 49,400 trailers driven by company drivers and 4,000 owner-operator tractors," runs a press release accompanying company ...

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Creating a trucking community, catching up with friends

OverdriveRetro.com is gradually creating an online truckers' community of drivers who enjoy recalling careers they loved.

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Hardage custom combo unit gets final fix

You might remember Jeff Hardage, owner of the J&C Investments small fleet, based in Garland, Texas, if you've been paying any attention whatsoever to the news coming out of the Pride & Polish competitions at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas the past several years. Most recently, I wrote about Hardage's son Eric's 1963 Mack B83 with a winch body, itself Jeff's own father's truck from the generation prior, in the December issue of ...

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Custom rig as educational shuttle — a Mack contribution to the space program

It’s not as big as its sister ships. Nor has it ever gone into orbit. But for more than two decades, the Shuttle Blake has served a very important mission -- educating students about space exploration.  Mack Trucks has been part of the story all along. In the early 1980s Bob Boehmer, a teacher at Schnecksville Elementary school just outside of Allentown, Pa., came to Mack with an old military transport bus. Boehmer’s vision was to ...

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Final season one episode of American Trucker on Speed Channel this Thursday

If you missed the news two weeks back, the final episode of the first season of American Trucker on the Speed Channel will features the production crew's documentation of the last mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery and, more particularly, the trucks that are front and center in preparations for the journey. Among them are some that have been present at space missions since the beginning of the shuttle program -- like the walking-tall Peterbilt ...

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Trucker gives relationship advice

Hi Carolyn, I enjoy your column in Truckers New. However,  I don't believe that part about  "... even not a very nice person." I am writing about your advice to Tracy about the  "red flags." There are some proactive things Tracy could do to expose those red flags. Time often brings out the best and worst in people. I can fake it or even try to put my best foot forward but eventually the real me WILL ...

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Roadside Attractions

Trying to outrunning a tornado, shipping alernatives, biking maps and sleep apnea are among the topics featured -- plus Channel 19 and Truck Gallery.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Amsoil now on the marquee at Wisconsin dirt track

Synthetic oil manufacturer Amsoil, with a significant presence in the trucking industry, continues its support of dirt track racing in the Midwest as the new title sponsor of the Superior Speedway in its home city of Superior, Wis., at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds on the south end of the city. The sponsorship agreement includes naming rights to the facility, and the track formerly known as Superior Speedway will now, for a minimum of ...

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Revisiting a 12-month truck calendar

Readers still remember Overdrive's January 1980 12-month calendar of trucks, which ranged from modern to antique, American to European.

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