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Tonight: Chat with ex-IRT bad boy Dave Redmon

Sign up for a free live chat session with Dave Redmon, who was fired from the "Ice Road Truckers" TV series.

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When burned-out lights glare

The top equipment-related violation is lighting, according to a “CSA: One Year Later” panel discussion at the Commercial Carrier Journal Fall Symposium in Phoenix.

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Santa’s elves cranking out electronics

Manufacturing continued growing in October, but at a slower pace than September, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

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Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

If earnings at Landstar System, the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier, are any indication, owner-operators are having a better year than they did in 2010.

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Retail’s rebound bodes well for holidays

The economy’s still sputtering, but it looks like there will be lots of freight through the holidays. At least consumer goods and other cargo related to retail sales are doing well, based on recent reports.

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Tonight! Chat live with Robb Mariani

“American Trucker” host Robb Mariani will be available for a live video chat as part of the Truckers News Celebrity Series.

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Actor was former trucker, Overdrive writer

Charles Napier was an Overdrive columnist in the early 1970s and appeared in several trucking movies and TV shows.

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Oct. 8: Truck drag races in Charlotte

If you’ve never seen Class 8 trucks roaring down a track, consider a trip to North Carolina for the Charlotte Diesel Super Show

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Wood production leads September growth

Manufacturing activity, and the economy in general, kept growing in September, though some related measurements tempered that good news. Wood Products was the leading manufacturing category reporting growth. The monthly analysis comes from the Institute for Supply Management, which also notes slower supplier deliveries and a contraction of new orders last month. The Purchasing Managers Index “registered 51.6 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point from August, indicating expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 26th consecutive ...

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Driver’s “beans-and-rice budget” needed in D.C.

Someone who’s experienced his own financial crisis during this period is hot-shot hauler Frank Hagwood.

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