All posts tagged "Featured"

  • 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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  • Good-job
    Appreciating what truck drivers do

    Inside the industry and out, plenty of people do understand that truckers are dedicated professionals who make an impact on how we all live every day. Hear from a few of the many out there. C&A Transportation,...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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  • Oil-Essentials
    Getting to know engine oils on a molecular level

    There is little debate that oil is the life of an engine. Certainly, reducing friction is the key purpose for engine oil, but these days it also plays a part in fuel efficiency, emissions control, metals protection,...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Trucking-Home-School
    Home-schooling in a truck means the country is a classroom

    Jim Morrison • Sun Valley, California • Driving for 20 years I’ve been a truck driver for 20 years. My wife Lorraine and I have a six-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son. I was coming home every...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Treasure-Hunters
    Drivers find cool collectibles on the road

    It starts with a driver spotting an interesting item and deciding to buy it. Then — oh look, there’s another one, slightly different. And that gets purchased too. Somewhere along the way, an interest turns into a...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • HVAC-Costs
    Take steps be sure HVAC costs don’t get out of hand

    Trucks manufactured in the ’80s and ’90s had a very simple A/C system, typically consisting of a single wire from the A/C control switch in the dash to a thermostat, then on through a pressure switch and...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Google-Glass
    This driver sees the world through Google Glass

    Rick Sare •  Bushnel, Florida •  Driving for 22 years When i was growing up we played with GI Joes, Slinkys and Hot Wheels — there were no tech toys. Then, in high school, electronic games came...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 1.29.33 PM
    Singer-songwriter Chris Janson Gears Up For 1st Truckers Jamboree

    Singer-songwriter Chris Janson isn’t a trucker, but he definitely thinks like one.

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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