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From the outside in: ‘Keep on Truckin’

If you've got some time this weekend, give the Pacific Standard's "Keep on Truckin'" package of features published this week a look for a point of view on trucking from the outside in.

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Is that you, Bill?

“Break one nine, this here's The Scribe. You got a Care Bear lookin for ya at the 132, he's got a portable barnyard and a baaad attitude, come on.” That's me, in my dreams, being all fluent and cool on the CB. Reality would be more like, “Hey guys, there's a DOT cop back there with a portable scale! Come up!” I'm not cool on the CB. I'm a dork on the CB, because I get all ...

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Meteor showers and the return of the CB

"I'm pretty sure there's a distinct possibility we were abducted by aliens the other night. At least that's how the story would go if I were telling it at the Counter of Knowledge. ..."

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‘Insist on the good’ to boost camaraderie

"Pick up the mic and add some good," says a reader. "Insist on it. ... Because this is how it works. Either you shun the crap or you bury it with some goodness.”

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What’s your CB handle and how’d you get it?

Find several operators' anecdotes about how they got their handles here.

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Crash that shut down I-95 charged to four-wheeler; more vids from Chris Fiffie

"Every once in a while they get it right in the end," says a reader. Also: new Rolling CB Interviews from Chris Fiffie in our updated playlist.

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Fleecing the importance of real clothes

"What you do inside your truck is your business. There's a reason 'I ain't got no panties on' is still whispered lasciviously on the CB. It's probably true." Once you get out of it, it's a different story...

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Women are from Venus, men are from Booblandia

"The most important thing to realize when traveling in close quarters (for extended periods of time) with your chosen mate is that men and women have completely different thought patterns."

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Setting the mood with CB

It's a tool, not a toy, come on.

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Take it to another channel

"Here's the deal: talk all you want. Spout all the hate you want. Talk about your cat or your toenails or your mother's underwear, but take it to another channel. Channel 19 is not your own personal radio station."

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