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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.

Let’s keep an adult perspective about the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

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Remember back in school, I mean way back in school, like, grade school or middle school? Remember how teachers would try to scare you...

FMCSA reminds truckers drug, alcohol clearinghouse coming soon

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Remember two years ago, when it seemed like the entire trucking industry was counting down the days to the ELD deadline?Well, the Federal Motor...

Reluctantly, we’ll bid adieu, but we’ll do it with a song in our hearts

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By this time next month, trucking will have just lost a good friend.No, no, Mr. Deejay, hold up on the somber string quartet. That’s...

After 31 years on the road, driver sees more is lost than gained through...

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Standing at the grill counter, picking out the side dishes to his early afternoon meal, Thomas Bast seemed to be in no particular hurry....

System Transport driver Paul Mathias named Goodyear Highway Hero

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For most people who attended the first day of the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show, March 28, the show ended at 6 p.m....

A battle for the ages: Who’s too young to drive a truck? Why not...

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Hey, in case you missed it, remember the DRIVE-Safe Act? That was the bill that laid out training criteria by which anyone as young...

TCA names its 2018 Driver of the Year honorees

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LAS VEGAS — Professional sports leagues have their MVPs, Hollywood has its Oscars. If you’re a professional truck driver, one of the most prestigious...

Driver who aided woman after wrong-way crash named Highway Angel of the Year

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LAS VEGAS — For most people, there are maybe only a handful of instances in their lives that call for an act of heroism.“We’d...

We’re all just passing through, and it’s easy to be more than just a...

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A couple of Saturdays ago, I had nothing to do and all day to do it, so I decided to go out to the...

After a year on the open road, Gabriel Valdez says trucking suits his tastes...

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Gabriel Valdez found himself an empty table at the Petro Stopping Center off Exit 161, Interstate 40, just east of Little Rock Arkansas, where...

FTR predicts good times to keeping rolling, albeit a little slower, through 2019

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All good things must end, and things have been very good in the trucking industry for a protracted period. Knowing that the economic upswing...

Driver Ronald Feimster hopes to take the freedom of the road to the next...

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You don’t head out on the road without an intended destination, and the vast majority of the time you have a route planned out....

A driver for 45 years, a husband for 44, Tim Plubell’s life is cruising...

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One of the most accurate measures of how much a fellow’s age has distilled into wisdom is the degree to which he has learned...

For truck drivers, the grass should always remain greener on the other side of...

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Covering the trucking industry is like doing the color commentary on an endless, slow-motion game of Whac-A-Mole. There’s a set of issues, and they...

They say ‘the clothes make the man,’ but we’re the ones picking out our...

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In the last installment of this column, I wrote about the hidden stories we all hold inside, how you never know what’s in a...

Company, family histories intertwined at Freymiller

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This article first appeared in Truckload Authority, the magazine of the Truckload Carriers Association.The Freymiller family must be sorry to see 2018 come to...

After 13th consecutive weekly drop, average diesel price below $3 per gallon

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With a drop of 3.7 cents over the past week ending January 14, on-highway diesel prices have now fallen continuously for 13 weeks, a...

If you’re trying to find your bliss in the work you do, you’re looking...

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For the last few decades, there’s been a certain breed of sanctimonious would-be life coaches out there spreading this idea that the key to...

He lived alone, he died alone, and in this regard, unfortunately, he has plenty...

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A few weeks back, I got word that a former colleague had died.Old Gus, as I’ll call him here, and I worked together for...

Pilot Flying J celebrating 60 years with breakfast for vets, $2 million for nonprofits

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Pilot Flying J founder James Haslam II and several company executives held a press event at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November...