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Confessions of aging eyes

"Life in general is a learning experience, but being on the road is a mega-dose of real life in the outer fringes of society, where you learn to improvise and make do with the tools and resources you have."

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Former trucker’s new novel chronicles young driver’s failure

By writer Dave Newman -- who spent a couple years OTR some time ago -- "Two Small Birds" tells the story of Dan Charles, a would-be poet and Walt Whitman devotee on a crash course with OTR trucking.

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A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

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Operator’s new book details fitness turnaround

Mike Sammons' "Working Man's Road to Weight Loss" details the driver's story to losing more than half his body weight in a quest for better health.

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On-highway reads: Revisiting ‘In the Driver’s Seat’

Writer and former owner-operator Marc Mayfield will be interviewed Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. EST on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program.

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Accidental truck stop heartbreaker

"I had not only been sitting directly under the wing vents singing like a maniac, I was screaming lyrics that, when heard without the benefit of the actual music, could be misconstrued."

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‘Grandpa and the Truck’ — book 2 out now

Colleen Kelly Mellor's children's book series highlights true tales from her husbands 30-year career, much of it spent as a household-goods-hauling owner-operator.

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Hawk to DOT: “Point me to the nearest roadkill?”

What happens when a bird of prey tries to communicate with a DOT traffic camera? It makes for good humor on Twitter.

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Trying to master the fine art of negotiating

We can't have one income and keep the truck, the house, the car and groceries, and we don't want to give the children away.

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Trucking, trading and writing

Trucking, trading and writing; that's my routine

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