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Voices on NYT’s ‘Trucks are killing us’ column: Readers respond, ATA says column riddled with ‘falsehoods’

"Why waste print to tell so many lies, when you can actually help the issues that truly affect the entire line of all phases of transportation?" --Matt Whitelaw on the "Trucks Are Killing Us" op-ed

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Food Cowboy grows ways to reduce waste

The Food Cowboy group, founded by a produce hauler, continues to grow unique ways to alleviate waste and hunger in the United States, with new developments and liaisons strengthening the mission.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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Parking in a perfect world

"Sometimes, being able to come home to sleep every other night isn't as neat as it sounds. Sometimes, you spend the 15 hours listening to whiny people cry about how awful your truck is..."

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Ignorance is bliss, and possibly extinction

"There are 3-million-plus CDL holders in the United States, and talking loudly about how exactly they want their government to represent and restrict (or not restrict) them could be deafening if it were focused..."

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The Cowboy Way — nothing goes to waste

A former produce hauler and his brother's mission to feed the needy with surplus vegetables, Food Cowboy, launches its app to connect truckers to food pantries.

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Popping the perception: Negative stereotypes and the next generation

"I'd like to live in a world where little Bobby isn't surprised that truckers read – or write, or shower on a regular basis."

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Owner-operator John Raffone — for President?

Does he have a chance? Probably not. This question, however, is more in line with his professed goals: Could he at least help bring trucking into the national picture in some way other than just as a punching bag?

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POLL: Hours of service wish list, take two

What's on your wish list for hours of service-related changes to law? This version of our poll allows up to five choices for voters. Weigh in.

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Fancy words and rabid dogs

Floccinaucinihilipilification (noun): the estimation of something as valueless ... "As in: '99% of the data gathered by the FMCSA is a pile of floccinaucinihilipification that costs the taxpayer a gabillion dollars.'"

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