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Remembering a husband and hero

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers and the industry."

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‘Trucker spy’ shooter sentenced

The shooter's owner-operator target, Bruce Johnston, speaks on the long saga of the shooter's conviction and sentencing, which includes time served in a Tennessee work house and a long probationary period.

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Poll: What is the best venue for trying terrorism suspects?

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, where do you stand on whether to try the suspects, and others accused of terrorism, in U.S. courts or military commissions?

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Annals of justification: Truck thief claims zombies were after him

Anyone else wondering what Wendy Parker thinks of this?

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The link between highways and murder

The book tackles a broader subject: the link between murders and the Interstate Highway System.

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‘The 500: A Novel’

"The 500" throws ex-conman Mike Ford into a world of political intrigue where he has to find dirt on his bosses before they bury him.

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Jason’s Law: Time for action is now

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved a two-year transportation authorization bill (S. 1813, or MAP-21) extending current funding levels and making other enhancements that could lead, said Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, to new jobs. Of chief interest for trucking advocates is the inclusion in this bill of Jason's Law, intended to fund various initiatives to expand and ensure the safety of truck parking on the National Highway System. In a hearing ...

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Suspecting foul play in trailer deck collapse, car hauler vows vigilance

File this under "lessons learned," folks. On May 9, 2011, after an afternoon loading cars in Shreveport, La., car hauler Marc Pogrebneak wheeled over to the Petro off I-20 for a quick shower, dinner and a call to his wife. He was set to roll into West Texas to stage near his load's destination, and after a walk-around inspection of his truck, he set off. All seemed routine. But when he made his destination and got out ...

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Crime against truckers

Crime on the road is always a serious topic, and it’s been getting a lot of discussion lately. Here's where to read more about it.

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The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't consumer electronics or cigarettes or pharmaceuticals. "The high price of produce, especially for tomatoes after the deep winter freezes," reporter William Neuman leads the Times piece, "has attracted more than heightened attention from consumers. A ring of sophisticated vegetable bandits ...

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