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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 […]

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, […]

Bose study notes benefits of Ride System

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Alice Deters No Comments

As a trucker, it is likely that you have experienced some kind of back pain during your career. With the many hours spent in a seated position coupled with the vibrations from the road, back pain can quickly become a big problem. Luckily, though, innovators at Bose have developed the Ride System, a new vibration-eliminating […]

New My35 tool for Texas road users

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by Alice Deters No Comments

The Texas I-35 corridor between Hillsboro and Salado is getting an overhaul, resulting in a construction zone spanning 96 miles. This work will result in frequent nighttime lane closures and potential travel delays to Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. To make sure that travelers have access to important travel information in real time, the Texas […]

Alice Deters

Alice is an American Studies & English Double Major at the University of Alabama and aspiring Homes Editor for Southern Living. When she’s not reading, writing, or volunteering with elementary school children, she enjoys spending her time catching up on SEC athletics, perusing the humane society website for possible four-legged friends, or watching PBS documentaries on various historical topics, particularly those related to the American South. Alice currently resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where her passion for elephant figurines flourishes at a rapid speed.