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Idle highway chit-chat and Elvis in Raburn, Ga.

"We're back to idle chit-chat in the truck. Idle chit-chat is an art, developed by the elders of the tribes and passed down as a method to pass time until the great ship comes to take us away."

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Wonders of technology: Saving a life

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

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Colder than [fill in the blank], or Pipes bursting on the home front

"Here's to the spouses and families of the drivers – Salute!!"

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Updated list: Exemptions to hours regs issued in some states for propane, fuel, relief load haulers

In wake of Winter Storm Hercules and the extreme temperatures in impacted states, several states have issued exemptions or waivers of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers hauling fuel to or in those states.

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Updated: Views from the center of the ‘polar vortex’

Pictures and more from drivers caught in the extremely cold temps across the nation's midsection.

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NPR gets truckers’ takes on being halted by ‘cobblestone ice’

Several truck drivers told NPR they were halted by "cobblestone ice" at truck stops outside of Dallas.

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Farmer’s Almanac of winter doom: Pack your chains, drivers

Latest get-rich-quick scheme: Full-service tire chain changing lane. "Just remember, people thought the Wright Brothers were crazy, too."

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POLL: What are your views on climate change?

Given abortive but multiple legislative efforts to tax carbon emissions in recent years, the subject of climate change remains ever relevant to the future of the trucking biz -- what's your view?

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Morbid March

"Does anyone else think a giant rabbit with the ability to get into your house and squeeze your neck is terrifying?"

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Christmas shopping at the Petro

"Life on the road is never boring" -- just wait till the kids and in-laws see the stocking stuffers Parkers picked up in a Kansas truck stop.

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