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12/15/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Dick Jernick, where he’s most comfortable, at the wheel of his tractor-trailer.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Dick Jernick, where he’s most comfortable, at the wheel of his tractor-trailer.

Dick Jernick sat in his favorite easy chair — the driver’s seat of a tractor trailer.

Although the motor wasn’t running, his hands rested on the huge steering wheel of the 2012 Freightliner Cascadia with a Detroit Diesel motor, hooked to a 2007 Kentucky trailer with an auto lift. Behind his Air Ride seat were bunk beds, a throw rug, a microwave, television and, in case of urgent need, a Porta-Potti. (more…)