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April 2014

Trucks to be redesigned for women truck drivers

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by Alice Deters 1 Comment

It is no secret that trucking is a male-dominated industry; in 2009, women accounted for a mere 6.9 percent of industrial truck and tractor operators. This fact is reflected in the design of big rigs today. However, thanks to the rising number of women truck drivers, progress is being made to redesign big rigs to […]

Headlights Bring Free Speech

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by Caitlin White No Comments

Last fall Chris Hill carried a load of logs to a Southern Oregon mill. After Hill saw a sheriff distanced behind him setting up a speed trap, Hill flashed his bright lights at an upcoming UPS truck to warn the driver of the upcoming speed trap. When another officer behind the UPS truck saw Hill […]

How does being overweight affect my liver?

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Being overweight or obese impacts most of your organs. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common liver disease in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 29 million Americans have NAFLD, and approximately 6 million individuals have Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). Of concern is the fact that most individuals […]

The Beauty of a Poet in a Truck

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Alice Deters 1 Comment

Explore alternate routes when feasible. Let the eyes range over the land, the sky, the near, the distant road, and the mysterious peripheries. Transcend rage and panic with humor and consideration. Tell the truth especially when a brilliant lie seems more appropriate. For most people, the words “poet” and “trucker” have very different connotations. However, […]

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