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James Hewett presents ‘Near-miss in Phoenix’

Screenshot from dashcam footage of green semi-truck turning right on red

Latest vid in Dashcam Central: Trucker James Hewett was hauling on Buckeye Rd. nearing 67th Avenue on Friday, April 27, when another tractor-trailer made a no-doubt too-quick decision to turn right on red off 67th into his travel lane.

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Rush Enterprises founder W. Marvin Rush passes on

Current Rush Enterprises Chairman, President and CEO W.M. “Rusty” Rush expressed "deep sadness" at the loss of his father. “With his entrepreneurial spirit, larger-than-life personality and leadership, the company grew from a single GMC truck franchise in Houston" to what it is today.

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Event hauling: Different responsibilities, schedules mean higher pay

Entertainment hauling covers concert tours, theater performances, sporting events and more. And while the mileage for such specialized trucking is sometimes low, they're lucrative loads, with some owner-operators making well over $100,000 annually.

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More than 500 truckers participate in annual Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Convoy

Keith Wagner pointing the a star honoring his late granddaughter on his trailer

Keith Wagner, a 38-year trucking veteran, led the convoy after raising the most money out of all participating drivers - $22,000. The convoy was about more than money for Wagner, however.

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Memorial site remembers longtime broker Allen Lund

A memorial page on the website of the Allen Lund Company brokerage remembers its founder, who passed April 7. Lund began the brokerage in the 1970s after growing up running with his long-hauling father in the 1950s, hauling some himself, and more.

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ELDs’ parking impact: Trucker Path data show big shift in planning, little in capacity stress

Trucker Path provides some sense of quantification around the impact of the ELD mandate on the parking problem, showing a slight shift in stressed parking capacity, but more more change in driver's operational planning around parking.

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Class 8 on the Lake truck show July 21

An event put together by the Antique Truck Clubs of America Penn-Ohio chapter, the annual Class 8 on the Lake truck show is set for July 21, 2018, at the Indian Creek Camping Resort in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio.

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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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Achieving a dream: Deaf Alabama man overcomes hurdles to earn Class A CDL

Joey Woodle has wanted to be a truck driver since he was a little boy, but until recently, one major hurdle was standing in his way – he is deaf and unable to pass the whisper test portion of the DOT physical.

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Globe trotter: Owner-Operator of the Year Phil Keith shaped by a life on the move

phil keith next to harley

Traveling the world and working diverse trucking jobs have shaped the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year into a man of many experiences. But once a month, there's no place like home for Phil Keith.

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