‘Big Cat Trucker’ offers new-driver advice at Great West

| June 18, 2010

Rick Sylvester (pictured) started making videos at his hometown church in Houston about five years ago. From there, he says, his online productions “just took off.”  Shortly after he started his trucking career, Sylvester launched a ...

Familiar name added to tractor-pull nationals’ list of sponsors

| June 17, 2010

The team behind Mobil Delvac heavy duty diesel engine oil will sponsor the 35th annual Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, June 24-27 in Tomah, Wis. The event boasts six sessions of action-packed pulling over ...

Celebrating Jazzy Jordan, round-up and recap

| June 16, 2010

As I noted in my brief post yesterday, it's wonderful to see Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan looking as happy as she does in this photo, taken just after her 3,162-mile run's finish yesterday in Times Square. ...

Congrats, Jazzy

| June 15, 2010

Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan's father, Lee, forwarded this pic my way, taken after her finish just a couple hours ago in Times Square. Doesn't she look happy? Yes, I'd say she does. For my story about her ...

Talking recession, recovery and history in Oklahoma City with Marvin Rush

| June 15, 2010

Amid recent headlines trumpeting growing manufacturing activity, freight volumes and truck and trailer sales, it’s tempting to look at Rush Enterprises’ expansive new facility in Oklahoma City off I-40 at the Council Road exit as yet ...

Close encounters on the Alaskan ‘Haul Road’

| June 14, 2010

Carlile Transportation driver Jim "J.D." Dobbs sees "a lot of wildlife" on somewhat regular runs on the Dalton Highway in Alaska to and from the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. "Moose, caribou, things of that nature," he says. "Some ...

Finding Places

| June 14, 2010

It is not easy to find safe places to exercise near truck stops.  Truckers News is trying to help. We are compiling a list of trails near truckstops. If you know of any please get ...

SpongeBob Squarepants underwear OK in truckstop coffee line

| June 11, 2010

If you know Mike "Mustang" Crawford, Overdrive's 2010 Driver of the Year, you probably hear from him from time to time with an epic, often quite hilarious story. Last time we checked in on the Prime-leased Missouri owner-operator here Crawford told of ...

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