Blogs

Introducing the ‘ice road truckers’ of the South Pole

South African Times-Live correspondent Tiara Walters is the first female writer-in-residence with that country's team of research scientists probing the barren landscape of the South Pole, and her Pole Dancing blog recently chronicled the team's trek across what many Americans will be familiar with from the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers series. " Challenger drivers from the defence force heavy-duty cargo across 26 km of ice just 1.8 meters thick in parts." The provenance of the ...

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Best coffee on the road?

The Knoxville News-Sentinel newspaper reports that Pilot Travel Centers is launching several new marketing campaigns in our new year, including not only a new Facebook fan page but an extension of the one suggested by the image included here. As News-Sentinel reporters put it, "The company’s fleet of 325 tanker trucks now display the message 'Best Coffee on the Interstate' on the back panel of their trailers, a nod to recent recognition from the readers ...

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Dollars and Sense

Over 90 percent of the U.S. population is not financially independent at retirement. Follow theses steps to put your self in the other 10 percent.

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Channel 19

Tire termites, female advocates, a long-ago ride remembered and truck driving in Alaska are featured.

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New vid: an interview with Truckstar Radio host Daniel Audet

A video interview with Truckstar Radio host Daniel Audet

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Permitting Tony the truckstop tiger

After a year and more of challenges to the legality of Tony the truckstop tiger's residence at the Gross Tete, La., Tiger Truck Stop by animal rights activists, the AP reports the owners have obtained necessary permits from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to keep the tiger. South Carolina-based hauler Kris Ewing took the opportunity of a Christmas run to Laredo to stop in and take a few pictures of Tony and the truckstop ...

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A creeping, sputtering recovery

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

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‘Most Wanted’ lumper apprehended in Phoenix

After a twisting series of events that included a reported call from an over-the-road hauler stating a fugitive featured in August on the 'America's Most Wanted' television program was in the cab of his truck, the Phoenix New Times reports that Michael Chaves (pictured), wanted for questioning about the April 2009 murder of then-fellow lumper/sometime driver Dale Anderson at a truckstop in Branford, Conn., was apprehended Sunday, Dec. 27, in Phoenix. He'd reportedly been attempting to force ...

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Helping friends in need: Arrow drivers find support among fellow truckers

Over the Christmas weekend, legions of truck drivers reached out to help former employees of recently closed Arrow Trucking get home. After the company announced its closing Dec. 22 and reportedly instructed drivers to turn their trucks in at dealerships around the country, offering $200 or a bus ticket from there, the mammoth effort of getting drivers home wouldn't have been possible without the outpouring of help from fellow drivers feeling the giving spirit of ...

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Canadian cube van driver’s three Santas

A heartwarming trucking Christmas story, via Canadian news site Canoe.ca.

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