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Lyndon Finney

Lyndon Finney’s publishing career spans over 55 years beginning with a reporter position with the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1965. Since then he’s been a newspaper editor at the Southwest Times Record, served five years as assistant managing editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock and from November 2004 through December 2019 served as editor of The Trucker. Between newspaper jobs he spent 14 years as director of communications at Baptist Health, Arkansas’ largest healthcare system. In addition to his publishing career he served for 46 years as organist at Little Rock’s largest Baptist church.
Red Eye Radio hosts Gary McNamara, left, and Eric Harley

Overnight chemistry: Red Eye Radio longtime hosts Gary McNamara, Eric Harley dominate late-night airwaves

One is from the southern U.S. border.The other from the northern border.One trained to become a manager at a 7-Eleven and even contemplated following...
Dennis Dellinger and family

Family man: Strong support of wife, children, grandchildren behind success of TCA Chairman Dennis...

Like others before him, Dennis Dellinger has spent countless hours carrying out his duties as chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association. He, like the...
Holland Driver Herschel Evans

Holland driver Herschel Evans is dedicated to trucking advocacy, nonprofit volunteerism

Ask almost any professional truck driver when he or she was hit by the trucking “bug,” and they can point to a specific time...
Hair Drug Testing

Proposed guidelines for hair drug testing stir debate in trucking industry

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in September published proposed mandatory guidelines for federal workplace drug-testing programs that includes guidelines...
Glenn Helmly and Melissa Labigang

Easier said than done: Driver shares story of team battling COVID-19 while on the...

Before deciding to become a professional truck driver in 2005, Glenn Helmly spent 25 years working as an EMT, often coming to the aid...
Jerry Seaman

From football to driving: Jerry Seaman shares story of a successful career stemming from...

As a teen growing up in Onida, South Dakota, Jerry Seaman’s two professional love interests were trucking and football.He’d driven his first truck when...

Tip of the iceberg: Industry learning the true value of ELDs

Dear Wikipedia:Since you have become perhaps the most widely Googled “encyclopedia” in the United States with the disappearance of the best-known printed volumes (R.I.P.,...
trucks in front of the white house

Sustaining the momentum: Industry must be passionate about retaining PR gains made during pandemic

Ed Nagle was talking with a reporter about trucking and the lack of respect shown to the industry and especially its drivers, who are...
Dennis Dellinger

A Word of Encouragement: Never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end...

Little did anyone know that the 82nd annual convention Truckload 2020: Orlando would provide the last bit of “normality” for the Truckload Carriers Association...

Commitment to detail: Rosko Craig passionate about career in trucking

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Growing up in Harvey, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago, Rosko Craig often gave thought to what his life’s work might...
truck on highway

Suspend federal excise tax on trucks during pandemic, Democrats ask

WASHINGTON — Fifty-five Democratic members of the House of Representatives have called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders to temporarily suspend...
July Invest

Will INVEST in America Act pause the clock on HOS revisions?

The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, introduced June 3 by House Transportation & Infrastructure...
FMCSA Crash Chart

Accountability factor: Program removes not preventable crashes from CSA

Lost amidst the excitement of the release of the new, more flexible hours of service rule, and the attention appropriately being given to the...
Dennis Dellinger

Quick to React: TCA responds with timely, relative information on pandemic

Want to talk about slipping in right under the wire? When members of the Truckload Carriers Association met Feb. 29-March 3 for their annual...
political mascots

Senate showdown: Democrats eye four seats they say are key to gaining majority

Then Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, stood before delegates to the American Trucking Associations Management Conference...
Mark Padlo and Chelsea Douglas

Proudest moments: Best Fleets award, response to pandemic source of appreciation for Boyle...

Boyle Transportation Co-President Andrew Boyle smiled and walked to the podium during Truckload 2020: Orlando – TCA’s Annual Convention – on March 2.His company...
Bison truck

Fleet Safety Award: Bison Transport earns top safest fleet award for 10th consecutive year

Believe it or not, professional football and trucking have something in common.Both rely heavily on the term “safety.”In football, the safety position is a...
Nussbaum truck

Purpose driven: Trust and integrity guide operations at Nussbaum Transportation

Visit any motor carrier website and it’s likely that the home page will include flashy photos, and a litany of words looking to encourage...
capitol recap

Capitol recap: A review of important news out of the nation’s capitol | July-August

The months preceding the expiration of a highway reauthorization bill normally feature a whirlwind of activity, but a new bill is rarely passed and...
Dave Jackson honoring Joseph Philpot on Philpot’s 4 Million Mile accomplishment

Carrier Profile: Those who deliver—Knight Transportation

If professional truck drivers are called — and well they should be — “Knights of the Highway,” then there is a transportation company in...