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Jeff Clark is a good egg

Dust-up over an eating contest at MATS and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' prototypical driver yields insights: "I'm not a troublemaker, I'm a concerned citizen. Most of the time."

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The big-truck ballet

Wendy watching the world go by: "When you sit back, turn the CB off, and just watch the trucks rolling in and out, it's a lot like a big-truck ballet. You can pick the Prima Ballerinas out immediately...."

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Trucking Moves America Forward close to reaching funds goal

The campaign has surpassed 80 percent of its $1 million fundraising goal, TMAF announced at the ATA conference earlier this week.

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Big G Express’ ‘Drive it off’ Taylor Swift parody

Tenn.-based Big G Express' entry in the driver-appreciation-week festivities: a music-video parody of Taylor Swift's rather goofball "Shake it Off" entry into the dance-music canon, featuring Big G driver Keda White in the starring role -- with arguably better dance skills than Ms. Swift.

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Tractor-trailers: The new storks

After a conversation with Wendy, a four-year-old to her Mom: “That lady said he brings everything in a truck, he brought my shoes and he's going to bring our baby when it comes!”

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Improving truckers’ public image — or not

"While I don't think it's necessary to wear a tie to garner respect, I do feel it's necessary to properly cover your genitals when in public. Please. For the love of God."

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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What’s cool about being a truck driver? Video contest details

The Minnesota Trucking Association is holding a video contest offering $1,000 to the winning entry that best answers the question "What would be cool about being a truck driver?"

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‘7 deadly lot lizards’ infographic raises image questions

A satirical infographic detailing the so-called "7 Deadly Lot Lizards" from the folks at Trucker to Trucker.com has me pondering the dynamics that make just this sort of thing possible. I won't repost it here, but you can take a look at it on their site (or click through the truncated thumbnail at right). Among the "lizards" identified are the CB Chameleon, who "prefers to do business from afar," and the Knocking Skink (pictured), whom the ...

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Truck Stop Missouri redux; American Trucker GATS episode tonight

Truck Stop Missouri a 'trucking ambassador' in reality? After my interview posted yesterday with Joe Bechtold, General Manager of the Midway Truck Stop and Travel Plaza that is the subject of the Truck Stop Missouri TV show on the Travel Channel, a longtime commenter on the Channel 19 blog took issue with Bechtold's characterization of the show as a positive for the image of the trucking industry generally -- and the American driver in particular. Bandit, ...

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