Blogs

Owner-operator keeping alive legacy of a frozen sperm whale — and so much more

Did you know there once was a trucker who started his career as a showman by hauling the frozen, preserved body of a sperm whale in a reefer around the country? If owner-operator Ken Harris is doing what he sees as his job, you do, and you'll remember him for a long time to come. Tyrone Malone is the man in question, and Harris is the proprietor of the www.tyronemalone.net website that documents Malone's adventures throughout the years at the helm ...

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Manufacturing still growing, but more slowly

The recovery is still with us, note the factory-watchers at the Institute for Supply Management. The manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 11th consecutive month, though at a less heated pace than in May. The overall economy for the 14th consecutive month in June. Of course, the housing and labor markets still suffer. The first affects flatbed freight, though flatbed seems to have enough other business to have started the year well. First-quarter data from ATBS ...

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Dollars & Sense

Most of us wander through life on autopilot. We end up in our jobs by default. Are you in control of the decisions about your life?

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Before it's too late

If it’s a matter of your life or the job, make the right choice, and don’t leave your loved ones wondering why.

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Down and out

Carolyn gives advice on a teenager's self-esteem, online friendship and the decision to have children.

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Channel 19

A sinkhole in Tennessee, a hands-free headset maker, a doggie social networking website and more are featured.

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Thankful

Marathon-running trucker looking on bright side after a health-related setback.

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Meet the North Carolina ‘Swamp Loggers’

Working his operation from Jacksonville, N.C., Bobby Goodson, owner of Goodson's All-Terrain Logging, is one of several pioneers of the method of "shovel logging" he's become somewhat famous for today, thanks to the Discovery Channel's "Swamp Loggers" series. The reality show, depicting Goodson and crew's work in the low-country swamps, helped propel the Discovery Channel to near the top prime time cable network ratings earlier this year -- averaging close to 2 million viewers per episode. For listings, click here, and for video ...

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Jason’s Law support continues to grow

Monday, June 28, was the day supporters of the Jason's Law trucking parking safety and security legislation were calling for a united front from the community of drivers and others in the industry toward its passage; I was on the road most of the day, and I'd be willing to bet others were in similar situations and missed that call. Among those requesting truck drivers to contact their legislators about the issue were Allen and Donna Smith over at http://AsktheTrucker.com, as well as driver ...

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Good to the last drop with trucker-invented Bottle Buddy

A story in the Akron Beacon-Journal from last week detailed the inventing prowess of dump-truck driver for Barbicas Construction and former long-hauler Charlene Cook, of Akron, Ohio. She unveiled her gizmo, the Last Drop Bottle Buddy, at the Invention and New Product Exposition, or INPEX, outside Pittsburgh June 16-18. The Bottle Buddy is essentially a sturdy stand and a cup on which you can place all manner of bottles to drain the last of their contents -- while ...

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