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Citizen Driver Dusty Porter always pays it forward

ACTON, Ontario — Dan “Dusty” Porter’s life is guided by a simple philosophy: “Do what your heart tells you is right.” It’s a philosophy...
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Ride-along turns into 45-year trip for Wisconsin Driver of the Year Alyn Jones

Back in 1975, Alyn Jones was putting together pole barns for farmers around his hometown and dreaming of something better. When he got hurt...
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Driver Q&A: On the Road with Chad Fowler

Over-the-road driver Chad Fowler answered a few questions about his career on the road in a recent interview with The Trucker.Q: How long have...
Liz Imel Maverick Transportation

An office with the best view: Professional driver Liz Imel loves life on the...

For Liz Imel, an over-the-road driver for Maverick Transportation, the best thing about trucking is the ability to travel and see the country.“It’s awesome....
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Diva Dog: Married duo hit the road with mini Pomeranian

A mini dog with a big personality keeps Ken and Katie Faykosh keen on the road.The married duo, with their mini Pomeranian by their...
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Lori and Mitch Broderson do trucking, and life, their way

Some truckers relish the variety of running irregular routes, going wherever the freight — or a dispatcher — takes them. Others, however, prefer life...
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Who needs a limo? High school junior shocks classmates when she arrives at prom...

ZEARING, Iowa — Shelby Perisho set out to do what everyone told her she couldn’t do: Drive a big rig to her junior prom.It...
Shell Rotella SuperRigs

39th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be held July 29-31 in Hampshire, Illinois

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. — The 39th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition — themed “A Time to Shine” — will be held July 29-31 at Love’s...
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NCI names Gene Solis as 2020 Driver of the Year

Irving, Texas — National Carriers Inc. (NCI) has named Eugenio (Gene) Solis as the company’s 2020 Driver of the Year. The announcement was made...
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Mack debuts Anthem featuring 2021 ‘NASCAR Salutes’ wrap to honor military heroes

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Mack Anthem model featuring a custom-designed military-themed wrap recently debuted as part of the 2021 edition of “NASCAR Salutes Together...
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Army of eyes and ears: Truckers Against Trafficking works to save victims, capture perpetrators

ENGELWOOD, Colo. — Picture this scenario: You’re fueling up your vehicle and stopping to shower and rest for the night. Weary-eyed from the day’s...
Brotha Bakes

Sweet success: Former trucker finds new road with bakery business

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Just ask former trucker Mark Linen.The South Carolina native was in the barber’s chair not long ago, pondering his...
Phil Nearhoof Maryland DOY

For Maryland Driver of the Year Bill Nearhoof, safety is where it’s at

Baltimore, Md. — Look up the word “consistency” in the dictionary and you’re likely to see Bill Nearhoof’s portrait. For more than four decades,...
James Childress with his Can Corsos War and Peace

War and Peace: Four-legged friends bring a new love of trucking to driver James...

James Childress found his true love through his job as a truck driver. Perhaps it was fate, or a chance to trigger a deeper...
Carina BeeBe

WIT names Carina BeeBe May member of the month

PLOVER, Wis. — Carina BeeBe has been named the Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) May Member of the Month. BeeBe is a professional driver for...
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Never forget: Former driver spearheads creation of 9/11 commemorative die-cast truck

John Holmgren sat, like the rest of the patrons in the restaurant, in stunned disbelief. Earlier that day — Sept. 11, 2001 — he’d...
Alvin Smith

Perdue Farms driver Alvin Smith achieves 4 million accident-free miles

SALISBURY, Md. — Alvin Smith, a truck driver for Perdue Farms, is celebrating a milestone achievement of 4 million consecutive accident-free miles — the...
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Road partners: Factors to consider before team driving

In the current economic climate, opportunities abound for drivers. Some of those opportunities involve teaming with another driver, an option that often pays better...
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‘I’m famous!’: Montana mechanic keeps truckers on the road

MISSOULA, Mont. —Tim Kline’s head pokes up out of the garage pit as he dips his brush into the bucket of bright yellow again....
Chip Upstaging

Rock ‘n’ roll driver: Chip Warterfield shares the story behind transporting concert, performance stage...

You’ve got your tickets in hand, a smile on your face and a sense of eagerness as you wait for the concert to start....