"One of the very best things about trucking is the uncertainty of just how weird things are going to get each day. This could also be considered one of the worst things about trucking."
The new "Ghost Fleet" comics series builds on the notion of such a fleet of "elite combat-trained truckers" hauling no-touch, no-look cargo. One of them "takes a forbidden peek at his payload" and "uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life forever!"
Vince Strupp is joining dozens of other drivers to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery through the Wreaths Across America program.
As some cities around the country enact laws against panhandling: "Every once in a while, I truly believe a person is just one sandwich and a couple of bucks away from turning their lives around. Basic human kindness is always an appropriate response,"
Also: Independent former hotshot/car hauler Joey Slaughter's step deck transition with an all-aluminum 53-foot Chaparral step.
"People get mad at the strangest things.... Tread lightly on the interwebs – they's dangerous."
Charles Timbrook's Black Out custom Freightliner encounters some white stuff; and: Professional speeds for professional drivers in reader photo captions.
Stories told over turkey: "My favorite story is about my 80-year-old grandmother chasing a log truck down on Highway 41, right outside of Macon, Georgia. If you ever wonder where I get my tenacity from, wonder no more."
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