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Health walk, blood drive hosted at GATS

The TSG hosts its annual health walk at GATS beginning 11 a.m. Friday at the TA Petro booth -- find Friday and Saturday times for the blood drive at the TSG booth here.

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Trucker Tools in the gray lady; Channel 19 getting quieter?

The decline of the CB via the profusion of trucking smartphone apps and the phones themselves gets treatment in the NY Times, and readers weight in on why Channel 19 gotten quieter lately...

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‘Killer Truckers’ TV special on re-air

On bright spot in the special about the FBI's Highway Serial Killings Initiative is that it delved farther into on-highway crime -- that against truckers, and trucking advocates' efforts to tamp down human trafficking.

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Bringing out the stripes in an ’86 359

Small fleet owner Ronnie Adams combined a few historic paint/strike schemes of the 1970s and 1980s to create the color combination of his '86 Peterbilt 359.

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BigRoad logging app on iPhone

The company's owner-operator/fleet version, available at $15 per month, likewise added IFTA functionality with state mile reporting.

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Roundup: Return fire in owner-operator war, driverless trucks, truck-stop cuisine…

Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."

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CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

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Seasoned expediters: Tom and Tina Evans

Straight expediting truck have been Tom and Tina Evans' bread and butter since starting their business in the year 2000 -- today, they enjoy plenty of freedom to live life like they want to.

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VIDEO: Tony Justice at Nashville’s Station Inn

Justice, recording a new album, sat in with legendary songwriters at Nashville's Station Inn; he'll be playing at GATS Friday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. in the TA booth.

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Second-career long-haul: Martin and Carolina Hill

Martin Hill enjoyed enhanced personal freedoms and income when he brought his wife, Carolina, into his newly-minted owner-operator business at CRST Van Expedited.

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