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Tom trucker and the two-dollar shoes

"Professional don't wear sandals" -- or flip flops -- as the saying goes. What do you think? Does it really matter? Wendy weighs in.

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Don’t ban me, bro

"The communities that choose the knee-jerk reaction of banning trucks aren't looking to solve problems, they're looking for a band-aid to slap on the gaping wound of parking and big truck issues."

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Yankee Candle creates a new scent called ‘Vitriol’

Wendy on the dust-up over a shipper/receiver facility's "no restrooms for drivers" policy: "Unfortunately, the bad apples of the bunch have ruined the sauce for all of us. It's time to cull those tainted fruits."

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‘Do we need any more trucks in our community?’

VIDEO: What happens when a service shop wants to put in secured truck parking on their property -- citizen backlash, citing "every kind of crime" trucks supposedly bring with them....

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Further evidence to give an abundance of thanks

"For those of you who don't make it home for Thanksgiving, you will be thought of at our table this year, and you have our family's sincere appreciation for doing a really hard job, as we give thanks for an abundance of things to be thankful for."

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‘Virtual 5K’ in the offing Oct. 26-31 from the Truckin’ Runners group

This "virtual" twist on the 5K competitive run requires no fee to register -- and "get this," notes organizer Jon Narron of Truckin' Runners, to participate it doesn't matter where you are next week.

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The double-edged sword of appointment times

Appointment systems are great if you’re right on time and the facility keeps its appointment ducks in a row -- not so if you get held up en route or, God forbid, you're early. In such cases, professionalism greases the skids...

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Have a swagger and a thank-you

Wendy on driver appreciation where it counts: "The industry does a great job talking about their appreciation..., but there's still a huge disconnect between those within the industry and the general public."

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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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Driving force: What drives you?

"We need to remind everyone, that truck wouldn't go anywhere without the driver" -- Wendy on the "driving force" page of profiles.

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