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  • Called-to-Serve
    A longtime truck driver enters the political arena

    Robert Gray • Fancy Horse Transportation • Driving for 22 years One of my favorite movies growing up was Smokey and the Bandit, starring Burt Reynolds. As he hauled a giant load of Coors beer across the...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • Military-Needs
    The connection between fuel efficiency and national security

    Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau served for 38 years, and held the position of deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command from 2006- 2009. As a member of CNA’s Military Advisory Board (MAB) — a group...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • Petro-Ocala-Florida
    Cable channel discovers and highlights Petro Ocala’s many attributes

    Truckers fueling up or enjoying some downtime recently at the Petro Ocala were surprised when they found themselves on the receiving end of a camera crew’s attention. And as always, the drivers were good sports. “We had...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • Training-Days
    Catching up with former Road King cover subjects

    In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Road King revisits three drivers who have graced our cover in the past. All still strongly believe in the importance and value of trucking. Two extend their knowledge and...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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  • change-of-scenery
    America’s truck drivers get a handle on highway litter

    America’s truck drivers are looking at the world through their windshield — and they don’t always like what they see. From coffee cups and empty soda bottles to cigarette butts and dirty diapers, it’s often hard to...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • monster-truck-jam
    Monster Jam trucks show flash and dash

    Flying across the area in a blur of turbocharged beauty, one Monster Jam truck after another performs a series of wheelies, donuts and backflips. The excitement builds with each car mercilessly crushed in their wake. Adding to...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • ta-london2
    Newly renovated Ohio TA attracts drivers from every direction

    If Lisa Toal could take her pick, she’d want the retro milk bottles. As general manager of TA London, Ohio, Toal is familiar with all the gifts in the newly remodeled store, and she says there’s something...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • Restored-Mack-truck
    Restored Mack truck to anchor new Evel Knievel museum in Topeka

    If there was anything Evel Knievel was known for, it was faith in his leaps. About two years ago, some of his biggest fans took a leap of faith when they bought his old touring Mack, which...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • virtual-trouble
    A Mobile Driver Training Simulator shows drivers how to handle any situation

    Almost everyone considers themselves a good driver. Terry Kearns, a truck driver for nearly 30 years and now a trainer in safe driving with the Paducah Area Transit System, can shatter that self-image in a matter of...

    • Posted September 4, 2015
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  • inside-look
    Taking a ride in a Peterbilt with Advanced Driver Assist System

    It’s amazing to see how many years of technology development came together to enable trucks to operate on their own. I rode in Peterbilt’s autonomous truck and had the feeling I could have done what our driver...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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