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A Grade Flattener

The rolling Texas hill country west of San Antonio is excellent terrain to test the performance of new power units. It is a mix of grades rang...

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Excuse me, Mr. President, but . . .

President Jimmy Carter threw deregulation into high gear at a small town meeting. Did a 36-year-old independent truck...

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From Billboard to Hollywood

When Truckers News published its first issue in November 1977, truckers were the darlings of mainstream pop culture. Just one year earl...

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Dolly: Here She Comes Again

Halos & Horns Dolly Parton The 56-year-old legend cranks out another bluegrass dynamo with this Sugar Hill Records release. He...

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A Huge Texas Draw

Throngs of truckers and their families packed the Dallas Convention Center in September for the 4th annual Great American Trucking Show. At...

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Chilly Job, Billy Bob

Bitterroot James Lee Burke Reviewed by Vicky Stowers Owner-operator Listening Time: 6 hours...

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The Changing Faces of Trucking

When Aaron Gonzales started driving a truck there weren't many over-the-road Hispanic drivers like himself. "You saw Hispanics a lot in Texa...

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CF Files for Bankruptcy, Lays Off Thousands

Consolidated Freightways filed for bankruptcy Sept. 4 and laid off 15,500 employees. The less-than-truckload company, which started truck-m...

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

Transport America Helps Charity

More than a dozen Transport America drivers donated their time and the company donated its trailers to help support the Minnesota Chapter of t...

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Diesel Experts Blast EPA Report

Diesel exhaust from big rigs probably causes lung cancer, says to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency. "Overall, the evi...

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