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Christmas in July

The “Sleigh Bells for Santa” effort of Truckersfinalmile.org relies solely on public charitable donations to operate. 100 percent of monies raised go toward actual cases. TFM founder Robert Palm uses collected funds to support the efforts of reuniting drivers and their families, in the event of critical illness, injury or death while they're on the road.

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Christmas-New Year ‘downtime week’ rates some of the strongest this year for reefers, vans

This weekly spot market update, covering last week's Christmas-New Year interregnum for a sizable chunk of the American economy, showed van and reefer rates remaining strong, "perhaps even stronger" than prior weeks, noted DAT's Ken Harper.

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Thing-a-ma-bobs is dangerous

"This just in!! The super-popular 'Thing-a-ma-bob,' hottest toy on the market for Christmas 2016 and manufactured in Wehateamericastan, has been reported to cause hair loss and possible self-immolation!" ...

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How Elves Trucking LLC got back in service — just in the nick of time

A guest Channel 19 post from the desk of Richard Wilson and TCRG Consulting: "The DOT elves were on the prowl only to find a jolly old sleigh driver elf with a time card instead of a logbook on hand. ..."

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I heard the Jakes on Christmas day…

A Christmas poem and merry wish from Wendy and the Parker family: "I heard the Jakes on Christmas day / Their old familiar bellows play / Low and deep the blasts repeat / Of food on tables, good will to men." ...

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Aunt Wendy’s gifts for oddly-shaped children

"Here I go again, waiting until the first of December to start work on hand-made Christmas gift items for 42 people," including what appears to the naked eye to be a ruffle-covered tactical vest for a neckless infant.

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You’ll put your eye out with that thing

The story of cousin George nearly putting his eye out with his CB mic: “No honey, self-inflicted head injuries are never cool. Now rest up, so you can be a plumber or lawyer when you grow up..."

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-country journey

The 80-foot Englemann Spruce was picked up in the specially-decaled Kenworth by Gary Amoth, owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking.

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Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

The past couple of years have seen the Fall freight season dwindle in intensity, but it's lasted through December and January due to e-commerce. In this weekly spot market update, intel on just what markets are benefiting dry vans and reefers.

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Merry Christmas from the Parker Family (for real this time)

A heartfelt Merry Christmas from Wendy and the Parkers: "Truckers are the silent Santa every day of the year, and the general public may not realize it, but we do, and we thank you."

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