Blogs

‘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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One hauler’s early Christmas at the truckstop

Trucker Jeremy Holley blogs at www.jholley.wordpress.com, and his post from Wednesday, Dec. 22, was a gem of a story from "about five years ago," he wrote, "something that I’ll never forget because it really made my day."

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Mother Nature Network covers California dray operators’ New Year’s gift from CA

California-based drayage truck owner-operator Filiberto Cervantes is quoted in this recent story, part of the Mother Nature Network's coverage of news relating to the environment, reacting in dismay to California's drayage rule, which sees at yearend a deadline for compliance for the many trucks serving the ports through the state. Essentially, trucks with powertrains older than model year 1994 will be banned, and pre-2004 engines will require retrofit with a Level 3 diesel particulate filter. ...

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Trucker asks: ‘Who moved my cheese?’

Why it's a bad idea to leave loads unattended.

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OMG! SaDIP my dataQ

The CSA 2010 webcast assaulted listeners with more acronyms per square inch than is legal under EPA or OSHA regs.

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Mack Titan to be featured in ‘American Loggers’ TV series

When the Discovery Channel was looking for a company to feature in its new "American Loggers" television series, they turned to Gerald Pelletier Inc., a family-owned and operated business that’s been working the rugged and remote North Maine Woods for three generations. This season marks the second for “American Loggers” and the Pelletiers.  Airing on the Discovery Channel on Friday nights at 10:00 pm, the series tells the story of these seven brothers and their ...

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

Tire termites?

The termite-damage-like crevices in this tire are the result of extreme voltage, “electricity that ‘burrowed’ through this tire” when a boom truck hit a high wire and the electricity made its way through the frame on its way to the ground, wrote the editors of Real Answers, where the pic first appeared. If you think of rubber as the ultimate insulator, think again, they added. “Even insulators will conduct electricity if the voltage is high ...

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Road rage on the letters page

A recent back-and-forth in the Everett, Wash., Herald newspaper's letters section highlighted the need for more than a little civility to be added to the public conversation between four-wheelers and their 18-wheeled counterparts.

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