Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Trucker Jefferson Thomas enjoys freedom of road, meeting new people; not afraid to help

Trucker Jefferson Thomas enjoys freedom of road, meeting new people; not afraid to help

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Trucker Jefferson Ray Thomas felt compelled to whip out his license, just to prove that his real name was actually “Jefferson Thomas.” He proved it was not a cheap attempt at an alias, switching the names of one of our founding fathers and presidents.

Finn Murphy’s book about long-haul movers good read, even if you don’t like ‘bedbuggers’

Finn Murphy’s book about long-haul movers good read, even if you don’t like ‘bedbuggers’

Say and think what you will about long-haul movers, Connecticut-born Finn Murphy can write and write well, and his book, “The Long Haul, A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road,” kept my interest the whole way through with his gritty, sometimes hilarious descriptions of the people he moved for and his observations about life on the road, other movers and trucking in general.

Hard to shut out memories from 911: Trucker Roy Peffer watched it from across the river

Hard to shut out memories from 911: Trucker Roy Peffer watched it from across the river

On September 11, 2001, people throughout the United States and the world watched in horror as two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers.

Couple’s ‘labor of love’ hopes to bring healing, awareness, keep patriotism ‘ignited’

Couple’s ‘labor of love’ hopes to bring healing, awareness, keep patriotism ‘ignited’

Conventional wisdom says walls are detrimental to relationships. But the wall that Ronald Smith and Pat Sexton are building is a gift. This wall is an educational tool, a tribute to America’s heroes and a wall of hope. It’s also a “labor of love” for these two expedite truckers.

Former cook David Chapman now enjoys seeing what the open road can dish up

Former cook David Chapman now enjoys seeing what the open road can dish up

David Chapman worked as a cook for 18 years, making a variety of American foods before realizing he wanted to see America — not just make its delicacies.

Citizen Driver Award winner Michael Zanella emphasizes ‘family values,’ serving his country

Citizen Driver Award winner Michael Zanella emphasizes ‘family values,’ serving his country

The first 10 years Michael Zanella drove over-the-road, he enjoyed stopping at a “nice little friendly truck stop, a real country truck stop” where at least one waitress’s mother and grandmother had both worked before her.

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