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Excuses, excuses

It's funny and sad. For all my good intentions of getting in better shape and getting to the gym, actually getting there and doing it seems to fall to the wayside far too easily. I'm probably one of the world's biggest excuse makers, and I can come up with some doozies. "Oh, well, I can't go the gym after work, because the dogs will staaaaaarve if I don't go feed them right now." "It's raining, and I don't ...

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Running Naked

It’s not what you think. You are wearing clothes. People tend to get caught up in performance tracking. I ran 5 miles Tuesday in 45 minutes. Today I ran the same distance in 46 minutes. What’s wrong?  Nothing, but that type of thing can get frustrating. It may even cause you to give up. Of course it's fun to track improvement. But at 51 years old and 5 years of running there is just not ...

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Diesel price surges past $3

For the first time in 17 months, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel topped $3.

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Trucking through hours-of-service flexibility and EOBRs

With a new rule mandating electronic on-board recorders for a boosted number of hours-of-service (HOS) noncompliant carriers, the ongoing HOS listening sessions and FMCSA review of the current hours rule and the expectation among industry parties that an across-the-board EOBR mandate may be in the offing several years down the road, the issue of work time and outside control of that time has been front and center of late. Bison Transport driver Tom Balaz of Winnipeg, Manitoba, ...

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DTNA’s Daum: Target is fuel efficiency

Future product innovations will be driven by the market, not legislation, so higher costs will be offset by fuel efficiency.

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Long-haul quilting bee

This blog, in addition my Exit Only column in Truckers News, has been in part devoted to the off-highway pursuits of the nation's haulers. It'd be impossible for me to count the drivers I've talked to engaged in advocacy, trucking image-buiding efforts, music, arts, new-media activities and so much more. But the Wall Street Journal has just scooped me big-time by highlighting a driver pursuit that might be about as far away from your father's downtime activity as is possible. ...

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Wash. state to restrict cell phone use

Law makes it a primary offense to be caught holding a cell phone to your ear or texting while driving.

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Daily health tip: Limit unhealthy mental habits

Negative thoughts can have negative impacts on your health.

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Friday Five: Common signs of depression

Knowing the signs of depression can often lead to successful treatment.

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Daily health tip: Get a pet

Pets can be good for your emotional and physical health.

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