Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Trucker since 1965 not ready to retire even after overcoming cancer

Trucker since 1965 not ready to retire even after overcoming cancer

Charlie Swisher has survived throat cancer and a lifetime of driving trucks and while he could retire now he chooses to keep on trucking.

Around the Bend: “Smokin’ Joe In Overdrive” re-release has rhythm of open road

Around the Bend: “Smokin’ Joe In Overdrive” re-release has rhythm of open road

Although driver Joe Lee Smith is just past the 3-million-mile career point and is addicted both to the open road and to creating trucking music — Red Sovine he’s not.

Biz Buzz: Policy makers, transportation groups come to praise Oberstar

Biz Buzz: Policy makers, transportation groups come to praise Oberstar

WASHINGTON — The Nov. 2 elections marked the end of an era, as far as Congress and American transportation policy are concerned.

Lighter Load: ‘Faces of Distracted Driving’ gives real reasons not to use cell phones and drive

Lighter Load: ‘Faces of Distracted Driving’ gives real reasons not to use cell phones and drive

As readers of my column know by now, I’m 100 percent behind efforts to stop distracted driving in all modes of transportation and I won’t apologize for it no matter how many of you write and tell me that it’s your right to talk or text while driving. I don’t believe that stopping the use of cell phones in moving vehicles is something that is an infraction of a person’s rights, the use of them should have never been allowed to begin with but technology is moving so fast that laws and regulations can’t keep up.

Sometimes, it takes longer than a couple of days to get all the facts

Sometimes, it takes longer than a couple of days to get all the facts

In our Dec. 1 print issue, we reported on the findings of a two-month investigation into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s vetting process for motor carrier operating authority.

Around the Bend: Truckers Against Trafficking continues message

Around the Bend: Truckers Against Trafficking continues message

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Knowing there might only be a handful of truckers attending her presentation here Oct. 23 on how to spot human trafficking victims, Kendis Paris didn’t hesitate to jump on a plane from Denver and head South to speak at the 1st Annual Memphis Truck Expo Oct. 23.

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