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Klint Lowry has been a journalist for over 20 years. Prior to that, he did all kinds work, including several that involved driving, though he never graduated to big rigs. He worked at newspapers in the Detroit, Tampa and Little Rock, Ark., areas before coming to The Trucker in 2017. Having experienced such constant change at home and at work, he felt a certain kinship to professional truck drivers. Because trucking is more than a career, it's a way of life, Klint has always liked to focus on every aspect of the quality of truckers' lives.

Lane Departures: Recent sleep study should be a wake-up call for drivers

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It’s funny how coincidences can almost make life feel like it’s scripted, or it’s like in that Jim Carrey movie, “The Truman Show,” where...

Jayne Denham to perform at ‘Accelerate!’ expo as WIT’s new ambassador

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There’s no question who the “First Lady of Country Music” is. That’s easy, Loretta Lynn. Or, wait, is it Tammie Wynette? Did someone just say Patsy...

Lane Departures: Why would California lawmakers saddle trucking with the ABC test?

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  Well, he said he’d do it. If you look elsewhere on this website, you’ll see a story I did about a week ago about AB5,...

California governor expected to sign bill greatly restricting independent contracting

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California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a bill into law that could have a significant — and some fear devastating — effect...

Lane Departures: Those self-driving truck stories aren’t automatic anymore

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What makes news “news”? That’s a question that journalists are first asked in college, with the presumption that they will keep asking themselves that same...

FMCSA proposes permanent crash preventability determination program

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WASHINGTON – For two years, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been conducting a crash preventability demonstration program to see if it could...

FMCSA to conduct study on harassment, assaults of female and minority drivers

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Statistically speaking, professional truck driving is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in America. But those statistics deal with on-the-road dangers. For some...

Lane Departures: Here’s where ‘road warriors’ are real and you’re the target

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I’m going to play the odds here and guess that at some point today, or at least this week, anybody reading this has had...

At the Truck Stop: Driver is living his childhood dream, with his kids

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Do teachers still have kids write essays about “What I did on my summer vacation”? If they do, Gaylon Walker’s kids will have it...

Starsky Robotics runs 18-wheeler on Florida Turnpike with no human on board

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In the race to develop autonomous truck technology, Starsky Robotics separated itself from the pack June 16, when the company ran one of its...

Truck Driver: A job for some, a game for others

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When people ask me about my job, one of the most common questions is where we get stuff to write about. I wish I could...

I’ve had some secondhand second thoughts about those 18-year-old drivers

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In my last column, I mentioned something about looking at online reader comments, and how truckers tend to do a better job of staying...

TuSimple’s self-driving trucks go postal, on 2-week trial with USPS

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“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Most people think that is the official...

ATA’s Costello: The biggest problem with 2019 is it had to follow 2018

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We’ve all experienced it. You’ve been driving 70 mph for a while. Suddenly, you’re forced to slow down to 45 mph. It feels like you...

Keep those comments coming, folks — well, some of those comments, anyway

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For almost my entire adult life, and that’s a lot of living, I have been a consistent gym-goer. Staying fit, and studying how to...

At the Truck Stop: This expediter’s loads are light and so are his spirits

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Seeing Ray Shamel standing in line at the Petro truck stop off Interstate 40, exit 161, near Little Rock, Arkansas, you could almost mistake...

Jury awards trucker $80M from former employer after fatigue-induced crash

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EDINBURG, Texas — In a case that proves “going the extra mile” isn’t always a good thing, for anyone involved, a Texas jury awarded...

224-mile detour set for Arizona bridge repair project on I-15

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Construction detours are never welcome. But at least in developed areas they won’t take you too far out of your way. When they happen...

2nd flatbed carrier in less than a week shuts down suddenly, leaving questions

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Small businesses go belly up all the time.  On Wednesday, when Dothan, Alabama-based flatbed carrier Williams Trucking, LLC suddenly announced to its workers that...

Old Dominion donates 12,000 baseballs to group that helps kids take the field

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Old Dominion Freight Line stepped up to the plate recently and donated 12,000 baseballs to an organization that works to make...