Life

Old trucking photos and a tale of ‘envy, pride and greed’

The Fruehauf website contains lots of historical photos and company history, some of it quite dramatic.

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Language of the sleep apnea bill close to becoming law

The text in full of H.R. 3095, a bill to require FMCSA to adopt any sleep apnea/disorder provision in driver's medical certifications procedures through formal rulemaking.

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Star power: 2005 Freightliner Classic XL

Star Traywick of Tucson, Ariz., drives this 2005 Freightliner Classic XL as a power provider pulling a dry van for Rudolph Freight of Murray, Ky. The truck is powered by a 685-hp Detroit and features a graphic package put together over a two-year span.

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Lindsay Lawler’s truck stop concert series a dedication to trucking heroes

Country singer and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler played with her band in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Oct. 4, where she talked trucking heroes, truck stop concerts and more.

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Video: Ruan driver faced with desperate wreck situation

Trucker Adam Phillips came upon a wrecked car burning under an overpass. He and others tried to free a trapped man, screaming inside the car, but their efforts were frustrated. Hear how he freed him in the nick of time.

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More ‘bird business': Share your ‘Most Loved Pet’

Checking in with Sammons-leased owner-operator Larry Leckrone, whose 25-year-old pet macaw Mugsy rides along with him in his 1962 C-model Kenworth.

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Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

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Coffee is king! The once-upon-a-time story of the brew’s origins

"Whether you pay for it or not, coffee is king on the road, still out-selling energy drinks, and being consumed by 80% of the population on a daily basis. All hail the mighty bean."

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

Moving and shaking: ’92 Freightliner FLD 120

Eric Meier of East Jordan, Mich., hauls box-van freight under his own authority as Meier Trucking Inc. in his 1992 Freightliner FLD 120 equipped with a 450-hp Detroit and a 9-speed transmission.

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Tour of duty: Owner-operator of the year candidate Bryan Smith

Smith leveraged military experience toward a driving career, truck ownership and longtime success as an owner-operator leased to Art Pape Transfer.

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