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  • Welcoming-the-Troops
    Military veterans find success as truckers

    Tiffany Deering joined the U.S. Army in 2006. While stationed in Korea for two years, she met and married John, another soldier. He left for Fort Drum in New York, and she followed, but military service usually...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • When-Green-Wasn’t-Clean
    Today’s trucks require a far more refined fuel than the green diesel of old

    Growing up on a farm afforded me the chance to operate tractors, combines and trucks. I remember the green color of the fuel that we used in every dieselpowered engine we had. That fuel was not very...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • manage-menu
    A heart attack and diabetes diagnosis lead to a change in eating habits

    Tyrone Gillispie remembers January 20, 2015, pretty well — even if he doesn’t want to. He was in the hospital receiving treatment for a heart attack that day. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also when...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • not-revolution
    It’s not a revolution. The autonomous truck has been developing for more than two decades.

    This year, Freightliner and Peterbilt demonstrated their autonomous trucks to an eager trucking industry press corps, and Google showed its self-driving, computer-connected passenger car. All got a lot of press and sparked a good deal of discussion...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • On-Down-the-Line
    A driver learns from the past to lead the future

    Raymond Flanagan • Hyndman, Pennsylvania • Driving for 37 years I owe my parents a great deal for teaching me everything they knew about the trucking industry. I began driving in 1978 at the same company as...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Air-in-the-Fuel-System
    Bubble, bubble means toil and trouble!

    If your engine feels sluggish or you’re seeing reduced miles per gallon, the problem could be in your fuel. Mileage and performance suffer when fuel does not meet the engine manufacturer’s minimum specifications for quality. Diesel engines...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Much-Appreciated
    Yes, I get by with a little help from trucking friends

    I think it’s wonderful that there’s an annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a time in which America and the trucking industry salute and recognize truck drivers for the difficult job they do so well, day...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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