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Roadside Attractions

New life for old classics, Love's connect app, the Aurora Borealis and more industry news and oddities are featured.

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Cracking Evel Knievel’s forgotten safe

Host Robb Mariani got quite a surprise when he was filming an episode of “American Trucker.” See an exclusive video of what was found during restoration of a 1974 Mack FS700.

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CSA Proof Your Rig

Pack the right parts and inspect your truck diligently to avoid time-consuming, costly inspections.

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Pulse

With the deeper incursions into driver scheduling that have accompanied new versions of the rule, conflicts with operational realities and individual rest cycles become more glaring.

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Editors to discuss cargo theft

Truckers News editors will talk on Allen Smith’s “Truck About Trucking” show online Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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My first run behind the wheel

Next time you ask if I've driven before, I can at least say "yes" before the qualifiers (well, "at 40 mph, if that," "with an automatic transmission," "no trailer on") begin. A visit to Schneider National headquarters in Green Bay, Wis., to bear witness to the truckload carrier's 75th Anniversary celebration June 10 yielded unexpected delights, let's say.  First, though, I got to try out one of the company's simulators. At the the Schneider Driver Training Center, company safety VP Don Osterberg and driver-trainer Dale ...

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Mack TerraPro refuse truck ‘Sliced’ on History Channel

The star of last week’s episode of the History Channel television program Sliced was “tough, rugged and good-looking,” said makers of said star, a Mack TerraPro refuse truck that the show’s host, John McCalmont, showed backed up its exterior with EPA 2010 emissions-certified power in the guts. Each week, the Sliced host uses a bevy of tools to slice objects apart, layer by layer, exploring how they work. On previous episodes, McCalmont has taken on objects ...

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