Friday, January 19, 2018
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Former chemical researcher now hauls new trucks from Mexico border all over U.S., Canada

Former chemical researcher now hauls new trucks from Mexico border all over U.S., Canada

Dennis Lee hauls trucks for a living. On the day The Trucker met him he was driving a brand new white Freightliner and pulling one that was maroon in color. Sometimes he pulls as many as four trucks behind the new one he drives for delivery all over the United States and into Canada.

Biz Buzz: Road Team Captains’ advice to management: show respect for drivers

Biz Buzz: Road Team Captains’ advice to management: show respect for drivers

PHOENIX — Some of the most recognized drivers in trucking gave a roomful of carrier management the key to attracting and keeping professionals behind the wheel: “Show them respect.”

Lighter Load: Faulty logic misleads on texting laws; says bans cause increase in crashes

Lighter Load: Faulty logic misleads on texting laws; says bans cause increase in crashes

Being distracted by using a cell phone, which includes texting and talking, is on the increase because more people have phones.

Eye on Trucking: LaHood’s Mexico ballad, new words for old gospel tune

Eye on Trucking: LaHood’s Mexico ballad, new words for old gospel tune

If you’re around gospel music much, you’ve probably heard the song “Soon and Very Soon.”

Around the Bend: It’s time to roll; let’s get out and vote and let the ‘powers that be’ know where we stand

Around the Bend: It’s time to roll; let’s get out and vote and let the ‘powers that be’ know where we stand

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’re going to get what you’ve always got,” goes the old saying.

Financial hardship: budgeting

Financial hardship: budgeting

This article is the first in a series of three on financial hardship. The first article addresses budgeting. Financial hardship can strike anyone. With today’s economy, some of us are facing financial crisis for the first time. Many of us may be struggling with circumstances beyond our control, such as loss of work, a medical emergency or a natural disaster. Others may be in trouble simply due to overspending.

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