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Drennan carved the road for women truckers

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by Holley Young No Comments

Although the road may have been bumpy, Lillie Elizabeth Drennan overcame adversity to become known as the industry’s first woman truck driver. For nearly 24 years, Lillie operated Drennan Truck Line, while all along the way withstanding much disapproval from those who believed a woman had no place behind the wheel of a tractor trailer. […]

A CDL Plan with a Major Flaw

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by Gary Bricken No Comments

It was almost a quarter century ago that the national commercial driver’s license, aka the CDL, replaced a hodgepodge of individual state requirements for a commercial license. That was actually a good idea at the time. The requirements varied so greatly from state to state that the employer, the shipper, and the public had little, […]

Remembering Truckers’ Hollywood Heyday

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Gary Bricken No Comments

There was a time, long gone now, when truckers were the darlings of Hollywood. They were generally portrayed as being gentlemen but rough around the edges, of course. The first really good action film featuring truck driving was They Drive by Night, released in 1938 starring George Raft and Humphrey Bogart. Keep in mind, George […]

Lessons from the Great Atlanta Snowstorm

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Gary Bricken No Comments

Actually, the Great Atlanta Snowstorm was not all that great as far as snowfall and temperatures were concerned. There was, at the most, about 2” of snowfall in some areas while temperatures only dropped to the high teens. However, starting early in the day on Tuesday, January 28, the weather’s surprise turn for the worse […]