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Trucking Heroes: Merle Haggard

Few country musicians have lived the life quite like Merle Haggard. From day one, when Haggard was born in a boxcar his father converted into a home, Haggard has had a lifetime of experiences to draw on. Even his surname seemed to hint at the kind of man he’d become. After his father died of [...]

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Most Dangerous Roads

Truck driving can be a dangerous occupation even in the best of conditions, which is why it’s important to have experienced and safe drivers for your LTL and overnight shipping. But factor in thin, winding roads on precipitous cliffs, and the simple act of transporting goods can turn deadly. Here’s a couple of the most [...]

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Truck Driving Video Games

Working in trucking services is a very important job, and the work can be rewarding, knowing it’s the transporting of goods that keeps the country going. That said, the long hours and repetitious nature of the work means it isn’t always a particularly fun job, but that hasn’t stopped video game developers from turning the [...]

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Country Music to Drive a Truck To

Last week, we offered some counter-programming to the predominantly country-twinged truck driving songs with some trucking services-themed rock ‘n roll. This week, we’ll dig into the huge library of trucking favorites with banjos, fiddles and other rural Americana specialties. 500 Miles: This track began life as a folk song and was later made popular during [...]

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The Accidental Toy Empire

Mound Metalcraft was created in Mound, Minnesota by three partners in 1946. The burgeoning company’s first products were metal tie-racks and subsequent designs focused on gardening equipment. Fortuitously, the previous occupant of Mound Metalcraft’s building was the Streater Company, which had made and patented a few toys, though owner E.C. Streater wasn’t interested in going [...]

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The Incredible World of Dekotora

Japan is no stranger to subcultures and the fetishisation of niche interests, but even in a place with so many super specialized hobbies, Dekotora sticks out. Beginning in the 1970s, some trucking services drivers began to decorate their trucks with loads of bright lights, extravagant paint jobs and stainless steel or gold exterior parts. These [...]

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