All posts tagged "Featured"

  • military and trucking
    Many tools and devices in trucking originated with the military

    The relationship between the military and the trucking industry goes back to World War I. In 1917, even before the United States entered the war, Mack ACs were used to bring supplies to British troops. Because of...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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  • Show-of-forces
    Specially designed trucks driven by military veterans deliver a message of patriotism and gratitude

    A rig tricked out in eye-catching murals will always get attention. These do more. They honor all men and women who have served in the military, and the reaction has been overwhelming. THE TRUCK: HONORED VETERAN A...

    • Posted November 4, 2014
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  • It-happened-one night
    Always expect the unexpected on the road

    You never know when opportunity may come a-knockin’. Sometimes it’s at the most inopportune times. Unexpected situation 1 Late into the evening, I had a blowout on a trailer tire. I immediately glanced all around. I could...

    • Posted November 4, 2014
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  • Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025
    Daimler’s Future Truck 2025 makes its own way down the road

    Imagine a truck that drives itself and allows its driver to be less stressed, more productive and safer behind the wheel. This truck constantly communicates with its surroundings to allow vehicles to travel more closely together, taking...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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  • Boxes-of-Wreaths
    The Wreaths Across America journey

    Jeray Simms wept tears of joy, celebration and farewell as she solemnly placed a dog tag on the branch of a balsam tree. She thought about the World War II corporal — a veteran of the European...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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  • Smart-start
    Get wise to battery needs in winter

    Oh, how frustrating it is to jump into a truck to begin your workday only to find that the starter will not crank the engine over. This scenario will be played out almost every cold day of...

    • Posted November 1, 2014
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  • Dads-Wonderful-Truck
    Dad’s Wonderful Truck

    This truck was really something back in 1986 — a jaw-dropping showpiece, even though it was a daily working truck for owner-operator Duane Furry. The pinstriping, the chrome and the lights made everyone take a second look....

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • Learning-from-the-best
    One man’s mentor helped make him the trucker he is today

    Gregory Putnam is not surprised that his mentor and former boss, 79-year-old Ken Chenault, downplays the powerful effect his life has had on others. According to Putnam, the only thing “more Ken” than his extensive trucking knowledge...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Trucking-Mentor
    How to find a trucking mentor or be one — and why it’s good business for all

    For years, trucking knowledge and skills — from driving a truck to handling the industry’s business aspects — was passed from the “old hands” to those wanting to take the wheel. These were the drivers who did...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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  • Tuned-In-to-Truckers
    Four singers who are focusing on building an audience of drivers

    Being a truck driver requires patience, sacrifice of personal time, and a sometimes very solitary existence on the road with only music for company. Today, a new batch of singers are showing their appreciation for the job...

    • Posted September 7, 2014
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