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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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  • Dancing-Like
    John Drury moves to the music and motivates other drivers to follow his steps for fitness

    With his tattooed biceps and towering presence (he’s 6’7”), truck driver John Drury may seem intimidating at first. But then he starts shaking his hips to a Lady Gaga song, and soon he’s got a crowd joining...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Four-Legged-Freight
    It takes both skill and compassion to transport rescue dogs, horses and zoo animals

    Welcome Waggin’ For one Tennessee company, saving rescue animals is more than a pet project When a terminally ill mother of two wanted to give her family some comfort during the final months of her life, she...

    • Posted July 13, 2015
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  • Long-Route-to-Success
    A driver builds up his own trucking business

    Ricky Cole • Cartersville, Georgia • Driving for 27 years I started working in my dad’s salvage yard as a kid. The day I got my driver’s license, I went to Atlanta to deliver parts and pick...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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  • Change-As-Needed
    An axle that disconnects when you don’t need it

    The latest trend in engine design is “downspeeding.” It has nothing to do with speed limiting, but rather, relates to trucks doing the same work at significantly lower rpm. For every 100 rpm reduction in engine speed...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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  • citizen-drivers-15
    Meet the 2015 Citizen Driver Honorees

    The standard set by the first group of Citizen Drivers was high, but the 2015 honorees easily meet it. Five outstanding truck drivers, nominated by their peers, have consistently demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and a...

    • Posted May 5, 2015
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  • abs-alert
    A few minutes of investigating can lead you to the cause of an ABS alert

    Any warning light warrants attention, but the ABS light on the dash of your truck or the side indicator light on your trailer should never be shrugged off. It indicates a malfunction with your ABS system, which...

    • Posted May 4, 2015
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  • Truckers-Helping-Truckers
    When truckers have questions, other truckers often have the best answers

    Even the most experienced drivers can find themselves in situations that only another trucker will understand. When help is needed, these organizations bring truckers together to share information. The goal is to make trucking safer, more profitable...

    • Posted May 1, 2015
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