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When the road leads nowhere

Hotshot hauler Jeff Ward crosses a road to nowhere; And mainstream media -- helped along by the Uber ride-sharing service -- works to turn "independent contractor" into a dirty word.

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Driver pay ‘wage race’ under way?

Bloomberg says a "wage race" is on among carriers, but survey results show not all company drivers and leased owner-operators are seeing the benefits of the improving pay landscape.

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‘Tired truckers’ scare continues

Here we go again: Following CNBC "Collision Course" series on truck accidents, 20/20 follows with "Road to Ruin" -- more from the public crash/fatigue discussion here.

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Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

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Just say no to stupid

Wendy reacts to images posted to Facebook from a driver rolling with his feet on the dash, eating watermelon, no hands, etc...: "When he starts posting pictures to social media of himself doing phenomenally stupid and dangerous things, he involves every single driver on the road."

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Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

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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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Tolls in the news: Round-up

News from around Pennsylvania, New York and South Carolina show the rhetoric on and interest in tolls from lawmakers is high, if not always well-grounded...

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This just in: Alarming news about anything

The joy of local television news: "Every day someone is shot, someone dies in a car wreck or two, and a couple of places burn to the ground -- the usual stuff."

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Cancer-awareness advocacy from GA small fleet; Long Haul Survivor update

Junior Pippin Trucking profiled in Georgia local newspaper -- while the Long Haul Survivor raffle rig to benefit cancer research keeps trucking on its yearlong mission. Final drawing is in May in Iowa.

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