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My guardian angel

Trucker wife Karen Colwell shares how her dog, King Yu-No, saved her husband's life on the road.

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The twist in year-end tax planning

If Congress doesn’t extend the tax cuts, in effect raising taxes for 2011, it will make more sense to defer expenses into 2011 and accelerate income into 2010.

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Factory growth picks up from September

Cars, computers and exports are leading some of the most recent manufacturing growth, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management. Only two areas (Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products) shrunk during October, says ISM, while 14 showed expansion. October was the 15th consecutive month for manufacturing to expand, and the overall economy grew for the 18th consecutive month, ISM reports. And last month’s growth measured 56.9 percent on ISM’s scale, up 2.5 ...

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Friday: Deadline for trucker award nomination

The nomination deadline has been extended to Oct. 29 for the 2011 Overdrive TCA Owner-Operator of the Year.

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Old Mack bulldog learns some new tricks

The old Mack bulldog has something to bark about: His website was named one of “10 Great B-to-B Sites” by BtoB (as in business to business), a marketing magazine.

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If you got it, a Russian might have trucked it

Driver demand has been slowly swelling all year. It’s likely to get hotter in 2011, even if the economy only crawls forward in fits and starts. By this time next year, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s talk of where to find new driver pools. Whenever this has come up in the past, one response has often been: immigrants. Immigrants don’t dominate trucking in the way Indians and others do cab fleets in New York City, but ...

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Confidence lackluster, but factories humming

Tuesday’s report on consumer confidence was a bit sour, even though the index was up a tad. “Overall, consumers remain apprehensive about the future," said an official with The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, which manages the survey. But, hey, that’s just a survey of how people feel. A report this morning shows that manufacturing, which has a more direct impact on trucking, continues to improve. One of the most active manufacturing sectors was transportation equipment, ...

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Aug. 27: Partners in Business

You won't find a better two-hour presentation about running an owner-operator business than the Partners in Business seminar by Overdrive and ATBS, sponsored by Freightliner Trucks and Schneider National.

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Driver helps man survive heart attack

Michael Taylor, a driver for FTC Transportation, has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel.

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July 22: Health and Your CDL

Truckers News’ Fit for the Road program that looks at how health regulations are changing.

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