Long Haul Paul

Another lot bites the dust, unleashing booters in the wee hours

Add Berea, Ky., to the list of locations where the pox of the private parking police continues its coverage of the South like so much kudzu -- at least when it comes to Walmart properties.

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Can of beer with Heniff koozie brings $900 — and more from GATS auction benefiting St. Christopher

Truckers pull out all the stops for the St. Christopher "truckers fund" at record-setting auction at GATS. It all ended Saturday evening at the Great American Trucking Show's truck parking area at Fair Park.

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Truckers Final Mile grief counseling assistance program launches

In an open board meeting held during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Robert Palm, president of TruckersFinalMile.org, announced the roll-out of a grief counseling service effective October 1.

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Bill Weaver finds a new gear with new video, record

Longtime trucker/singer-songwriter Bill Weaver recently released a video for his "Bull Haulin'" track in anticipation of his "Burnin' the Old School Down" record, out now and available via Weaver's own website and soon to come to other music retailers.

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Why $6,000 from Chicago to Long Island is no longer enough

The latest in "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer's Faces of the Road series tells haiku writer and flatbedder Huck Northcutt's tale of owner-operator feast and famine -- the former under way on more Midwest-regional lanes that cast new light on, well, dealing with NYC ...

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Faces of the Road: HHG hauler/American author Finn Murphy

Long Haul Paul Marhoefer's detailing of how young Murphy "acquired a love for 'low company and hard work' while working at Dan's Service Station in Cos Cob, Connecticut," and more in a life and business hauling HHG, part of it chronicled in his "The Long Haul" book.

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‘Reverend Haney,’ shapeshifting sin-master with a trucking conscience, hangs it up

Long Haul Paul on the conversions and ingenuity and numerous work-arounds of a hauler who's put up his traveling shoes for good: "An Unseen Smith was forging His divine stamp on the old forger. No one knew more about sin than Haney, and everyone knew it. No one knew how to get around stuff like him either." ...

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#Parkingdesert in the eye of the beholder

In which "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer tests his own and readers' conflicting contentions about parking availability on the I-75 corridor north and south of Atlanta. ... "Reading some of your responses reminded me of an incident that took place at the West Memphis Petro back in 1997." ...

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Report from a #parkingdesert

There are about 250 fewer parking spaces for large trucks on the Georgia I-75 corridor than there were 18 months ago. A multiplicity of factors now have OTR truckers negotiating a span of 190 miles with little to no probability of designated nighttime parking.

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Faces of the road: Dawn L. at the diesel desk and her extended family

The latest in Long Haul Paul Marhoefer's series of profiles details the working life and history of Dawn L., fuel desk clerk at a Pilot truck stop. "I think of all the drivers as family. When they have not been in, I always ask them why. ... Now, I can say I have a very large family."

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