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Treating truckers as second-class: Fleets advised not to do so at retention conference

At a conference held in Nashville for fleet executives about ways fleets can better recruit and retain drivers, Load One CEO John Elliot said fleets need to avoid a company culture that alienates drivers and makes them feel second-tier.

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Iced in: Interstates in Atlanta, Birmingham gridlocked due to impassable conditions

Chunks of some major Interstates in Atlanta and Birmingham have been closed or at a standstill for nearly a full day due to snow and ice. Here's road closure information, along with photos from the scenes.

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Driver database rule clears White House, e-log rule delayed

A rule that would implement a driver database detailing drivers' history of failed drug and alcohol test has been approved by the White House. The rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices still hasn't been cleared.

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Custom-carved trucks from Alaska seasonal hauler

Photos: Introducing custom-truck model builder Christopher Vallee of Anchorage, Alaska, working mostly in wood.

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Hot rod on 18 wheels: Antifreeze Green ’94 Pete 377

Randy Morten knew he wanted a rig with character while searching for a new truck in California, and this bright 1994 Peterbilt 377 caught his eye.

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Trucking advocacy, education — getting started early

Twelve-year-old Coalton Fannin -- son of longtime trucker Billy Fannin -- delivered this speech to his class on some of the finer points of the trucking business.

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Driving veteran saves motorist from crashed utility van

William McNamee, a company driver for Carbon Express, has been named a TCA Highway Angel for rescuing a man by pulling him out of a van that had crashed in front of him on I-64 in Okawville, Ill.

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Montana bull hauler goes mountain climbing for Truckers Against Trafficking

Owner-operator Matt Hopkins is taking a few weeks off from his regular cattle runs to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, partly a benefit effort for TAT.

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

Tell us something we don’t know!

A letter writer wants to be reminded to get healthy -- Carolyn: "Done and done..."

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Cancer-awareness advocacy from GA small fleet; Long Haul Survivor update

Junior Pippin Trucking profiled in Georgia local newspaper -- while the Long Haul Survivor raffle rig to benefit cancer research keeps trucking on its yearlong mission. Final drawing is in May in Iowa.

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