Magazine

‘Changing channels…’ revisiting the citizens’ band

My "Exit Only" column in ema href="http://truckersnews.com/"Truckers News/a /emOctober edition profiled ham radio operator/truck driver Abed Melek Selase, Delaware-based long-haul driver for Metropolitan Trucking, who's been on something of a mission to rescue the CB from what many are calling its growing obsolescence, at best, in the age of cell phones and internet. At worst, detractors fault not the technology itself but the people using it, calling CB channel 19 an overcrowded, expletives-laden cesspool not ...

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Free webinar to be on owner-operator compensation trends

The Partners in Business Retention Forum will offer a free webinar on owner-operator compensation trends with National Transportation Institute (formerly SignPost) head Gordon Klemp will be held 2 p.m. CST Nov. 5. Go to www.piblive.com/retentionforum/ for details on registering for it. Since 1995, the National Transportation Institute (formerly SignPost) has provided truckload carriers with detailed pay profiles to help them keep up with their competitors. NTI head Gordon Klemp will present third-quarter data just in from more than ...

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week starts Nov. 1

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week runs through Nov. 1-7. For more details on the event sponsored by the American Trucking Associations and special discounts associated wih it, go to www.ntdaw.org.

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Big Rig Expo to be in Tulsa

The Big Rig Expo will be held from Oct. 22-24 at the Convention Center in Tulsa, Okla. Check www.bigrigexpo.com or (800)481-0650 for details.

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Speakout: The Voice of the American Trucker

Truck drivers weigh in on sloppiness, freight and health care costs.

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LogBook

Consumer, safety and labor groups have petitioned a federal court for permission to pursue a third round of litigation to overturn the hours of service rule.

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Featured article: Texas Showdown

Outstanding entries wow crowds at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Truck Gallery

Featured are a 2006 Peterbilt 379, a 1985 Kenworth K100 cabover, a 2003 Peterbilt 379, 2009 Peterbilt 389 and a2005 Peterbilt 379.

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Channel 19

Brothers Nick and James Ventrillo have now released the first adventure novel in what they plan to be the "Rick & Bobo" series.

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MarketPlace

Trucking specific GPS, a truck sleeper refrigerator, a pen-sized color scanner, a bend restrictor, a temperature monitor, diesel engine oil, ratcheting screwdrivers, transmission filters and spray-on wax are among the items featured.

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