Tag: Don Christner
Resource for local curfews and road closures, and a piece of beauty in an unexpected place
If you can avoid a crowd's venture into an interstate, take every available opportunity: resources for timely info here. And: A KW at the end of the rainbow.
June 1, 2020
‘Good morning!’, a full cup of coffee and a rumbling KW, with Don Christner
Don Christner greets the morning with a cup of coffee and his Kenworth in Cheyenne, WY. Check out his "Good Morning!" video on Overdrive.
September 24, 2018
Guaranteed pay: The promise for company drivers, small fleets
Guaranteed-minimum plans born in more recent years, though, have generally higher minimums but how do driver preferred to be paid? Details and more info here.
July 4, 2018
A Rocky Mountains disaster averted by quick thinking, teamwork and a little luck — driver Don Christner’s retelling of a hair-raising moment on Colorado’s Loveland Pass: “no runaway truck ramps, no gaurdrails, no shoulders and no do-overs.”
January 21, 2016
Don Christner presents ‘Mike and I chained up on Loveland Pass’
“At nearly 12,000 feet there is a generous safety bonus — you see, if you do your job right, you get to live.”
April 21, 2015
One bull hauler’s mid-1980s test
The 1979 Kenworth W900 — pictured above hooked to a 1976 Barrett cattle trailer — is the truck Don Christner was running as a company driver in 1985 when the story below took place. Before that, as a 19-year-old in 1984 he took his maiden turn in the KW for Barger Grain Co. out of Wauneta, […]
February 2, 2015
Driver dispatch from a series of wintry hazmat loads over Loveland Pass
With the city of Buffalo under multiple feet of snow in November, driver Don Christner and his running partner were quietly but heroically hauling hazmat on a series of loads over Loveland Pass in Colorado, quite wintry itself…
January 6, 2015
Holy snow-banks! Winter rolling vid over Loveland Pass
Another couple vids from the GoPro Camera of young Caleb Christner, son of Don Christner, the Reed Hurst Trucking driver whose dispatches from the road you’ve become familiar with over the last year or two.
March 15, 2014
Dispatcher no-brainer and on-highway lemons
It’s not the really good dispatchers causing truckers to stick around — it’s those who embody the “dispatcher brains” slang making them leave. And: A bet on a light load for one driver after a blowout…
February 18, 2014
One driver and one emergency load — to flooded Boulder, Colo.
Don Christner recounts a recent critical haul to a water treatment facility in Boulder, Colo.
September 20, 2013
Gale Banks / Mike Ryan Racing super-turbo rig at Pike’s Peak
“Attending the Pike’s Peak hill climb needs to be on everyone’s bucket list!” says reader Don Christner — more here on Class 8 racer Mike Ryan’s performance at the June 30 event.
July 8, 2013
More GoPro trucking-vid magic from Caleb Christner
The young driver’s son turned his camera eye on Colorado’s Loveland Pass this time around. Watch the vid here.
June 17, 2013
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