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‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything is out on the table from all sides."

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Wendy rants back

In which Wendy responds to Whoopi Golderberg's recent trucking-related YouTube rant with one of her own. . .

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Restart watch: Whoopi doesn’t get it either

"Attention mainstream media: There are a lot of people out here who think the changes that have been proposed in draft legislation may actually, on the contrary, 'strengthen safety rules,'" contrary to what NYT editorial board thinks is going on in Congress.

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‘Restart’ hits the mainstream; rhyming couplets for the road

As with Anne Ferro's now-infamous blog post about the Congressional efforts relative to the restart, NPR's report on hours makes it sound like an attack on the entire rule is at issue.

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Why the general public should also know what ‘barratry’ means

A full-page ad in Maxim magazine equating truckers with serial killers spawns an effort to get the magazines removed from retail outlets. A little kudos goes to some truck stops who've joined the effort.

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Attention seeking at its finest

Wendy responds to an editorial in the news recently that heaped scorn on truckers and the industry.

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Truck haters and Mother freakin’ Nature

"Just another day in trucking. A crappy one. But that's OK because it still beats night shift at a nursing home, and we both woke up breathing again. So there's that."

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Rash of wrecks in W.Va. prompts increased police patrols

Officers are stepping up patrols and inspections between and in the area of I-77 milemarker 74 and 78, according to reports.

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Turkey day dispatch: More docs with CDLs needed?

"We need more thanks paid to the nation's drivers for the jobs you do day-in day-out. Clearly there's a dearth of it in many quarters."

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Four-wheeler scare-quotes ‘professional’

A letter writer to a Minnesota newspaper, contending there's an epidemic of big-rig drivers' speeding on the nation's highways, is suffering from tunnel vision when he mocks drivers' "professional" badge of honor.

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