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President’s Day: Celebrations and Traditions

Like Independence Day, Presidents’ Day is traditionally viewed as a time of patriotic celebration and remembrance. In its original incarnation as Washington’s Birthday, the holiday gained special meaning during the difficulties of the Great Depression, when portraits of George Washington often graced the front pages of newspapers and magazines every February 22. In 1932 the Read More…

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Growing Population, Freight Volumes to Challenge U.S. Transportation Systems

According to an article by Matt Cole in the January 17, 2017 edition of overdriveonline.com, the U.S. transportation infrastructure will face major challenges due to an expected increase in the U.S. population by 70 million people and freight volumes expected to grow by more than 40 percent in the next 30 years. Transportation Secretary Anthony Read More…

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It’s All Geek to Me . . .

A trucker in a January 3, 2017 Reddit feed posted, “I’m a trucker and a geek. Do we want to talk about laptops tough enough for trucking? I’ll tell you what I run . . . . ”: (PLEASE BE ADVISED — when this trucker calls himself a “geek,” he means GEEK). A couple of Read More…

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Top Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions

Ah, promises, promises. Here’s Time Magazine’s list of resolutions most often forgotten: Lose Weight and Get Fit Quit Smoking Learn Something New Eat Healthier and Diet Get Out of Debt and Save Money Spend More Time with Family Travel to New Places Be Less Stressed Volunteer Drink less

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Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 11th DAY!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me:   Eleven tons of HAZ MAT a’glowing, Ten tons of milk a’chilling, Nine BMWs a’shining, Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry! Read More…

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Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 10th DAY!

On the tenth day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me:   Ten tons of milk a’chilling, Nine BMWs a’shining, Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!   [Stay tuned for what you Read More…

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Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 9th DAY!

On the ninth day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me: Nine BMWs a’shining, Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!   [Stay tuned for what you delivered over the next 3 days!]

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Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 8th DAY!

On the eighth day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me: Eight steam pipes a’gleaming, Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!   [Stay tuned for what you delivered over the next 4 days!]

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Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 7th DAY!

On the seventh day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me: Seven bull dozers a’digging, Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!   [Stay tuned for what you delivered over the next 5 days!]

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Twelve Days of Truckers’ Christmas: 6th DAY!

On the sixth day of Christmas, truckers delivered to me: Six turbines a’turning, Five strong steel beams! Four drilling rigs, Three steam pipes, Two prefab homes – key parts of American industry!     [Stay tuned for what you delivered over the next 6 days!]