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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.
Glenn Helmly and Melissa Labigang

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

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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...

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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...
Iceberg

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

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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

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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...

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Little did anyone know that the 82nd annual convention Truckload 2020: Orlando would provide the last bit of “normality” for the Truckload Carriers Association...
Rosko1

Commitment to detail: Rosko Craig passionate about career in trucking

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

TCA President says Association’s success is an unending story

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John Lyboldt’s story as president of the Truckload Carriers Association may have begun four years ago with the fabled phrase “once upon a time”...
John and Rick Tetrault

Father knows best: Son follows dad’s footsteps right into the driver’s seat

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Back in the 1940s and 1950s there was a radio and television sitcom called “Father Knows Best.” On the show, the father, Jim Anderson (played...
Driver William Snead is honored with a driver of the year plaque

At The Truck Stop: C.R. England driver racks up 3 million safe miles, serves...

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COVID-19 aside, professional truck-driver turnover and the professional truck-driver shortage are common topics when motor-carrier executives gather in person — or on Zoom, in...
May TruckParking

Holding out hope: Industry looking to bipartisan bill to be catalyst leading to increased...

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The latest, and hopefully most successful, initiative to at last increase truck-parking capacity is the bipartisan bill known as the Truck Parking Safety Improvement...