Tag: Howard Salmon
A tragic postscript to a tough year: Remembering Liam Salmon
Owner-operator Howard Salmon's son passed on December 31 after battling DIPG, a rare pediatric brain tumor.
January 4, 2021
One trucker’s push for potential national resolution to fight DIPG and other childhood cancers
Update: Howard Salmon, whose son is battling DIPG, with other advocates believes a House resolution could do wonders for DIPG awareness and research funding.
December 8, 2020
A tough run continues for young Liam Salmon and his family
Owner-operator Howard Salmon's four-year-old son, Liam, continues his battle with cancer. His story spreads through campaigns large and small. More here.
October 12, 2020
A special request in a time of need
With a terminal cancer diagnosis faced by his four-year-old son, an old friend asks for prayers, well-wishes from the driving community.
January 28, 2020
Heads-up: Park at the Dandridge, Tenn., Speedway location for an overnight and you will be towed
Or at least you’ll be hooked up to by a tow operator who will unhook at a cost of $300. Amid recently renewed calls to outlaw this practice, one independent’s wee-hours story from Dandridge and perspective from the tow operator and property owner, too.
November 15, 2019
Round-up: Brood of kittens hauled Hayward to San Diego, a 1940 COE project out west, and — more proof W9’s a work truck
A look at J.D. Howard’s restored 1995 W900L — a show-worthy unit we saw at MATS — doing what it does in the Great Lakes winter; imagine the surprise of the jobsite crew in San Diego when a 60-foot steel column start mewling at them; and: Howard Salmon’s 1940 Chevy COE find.
May 22, 2019
Owner-operators report mostly negative, if any, change in detention times since ELDs were mandated for most
Early detention-poll results show most readers feel that the load/unload locations they visit had either seen no change (44 percent) or actually gotten a little (18 percent) or a lot (20 percent) worse on detention since late December 2017 when the electronic logging device mandate first came into play.
March 6, 2019
Howard Salmon presents ‘Unsecured load takes flight’
As Salmon was starting to speed up after rolling through a work zone, unsecured cargo from a pickup in front of him took flight. Check it out on Overdrive.
September 14, 2018
On ‘price gouging,’ or the new rates race to the top
Some carriers have been asking for $7-$10 a mile "just because they think they can get it." Anybody here actually seen such lately? Let us know on Overdrive.
June 20, 2018
‘Gold trucks’ shined up, back on the haul
Why had it been so long since I’d heard from TMOG, LLC (that’s for “These Trucks Are Made of Gold”) independent owner-operator Howard Salmon? Turns out, he’d been off the road the last four months or so putting plenty of work into his vintage 1999 Kenworth W900.
April 17, 2018
After ATA-organized event, Trump is getting an #ELDorMe tweetstorm
The ELD or Me Facebook group is tweetstorming at the President following another appearance at an event organized in part by the ATA, with nary a mention of ELDs, hours of service and other top operator concerns. Also: A reminder from an operator to take special care with cigarette butts.
October 12, 2017
Howard Salmon presents ‘Oops, wrong way’
Trucker captures pickup driver entering an on-ramp headed, well, the wrong way.
January 10, 2017
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