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New Montague folding Paratrooper bike line

Bit of a detour today from the long road, as it were. Behold the Paratrooper Pro, the Montague company's new line of full-size folding bikes the company believes are ideal for on-highway haulers.

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‘The most important safety feature in any truck? The professional driver’

Jeff Clark's video message to the next president of the United States: Think outside of the box and reward companies that keep their drivers by treating them like the professionals they are.

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New music vid: ‘I became an American,’ by Jennie Simpson

Australia-born Jennie Simpson's new "I Became an American" single is about what it means to her to be a citizen of the United States after making her working life here as an owner-operator.

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Downtown Chicago on the Dan Ryan: Bad place for a motorbike breakdown

Enter self-described "Johnny Be Good," or the Youtube nom de plume of a fashion behind the JBG Travels channel. Mr. Be Good captured this recent moment on his dashcam, giving new meaning to the "good samaritan" term.

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A poem for a truck-driving father, from a son

"What I Mean When I Say Truck Driver," by writer Geffrey Davis, is one any father or son will be able to appreciate.

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Better rates: Employee drivers need fair-labor protection, reader argues

A prescription for improved rates long-term -- a reader argues for federal wage protection for company drivers.

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Audio: More from Muscle Shoals with Paul Marhoefer

Hear more of my interview with Marhoefer about just what drove the Indiana-based former owner-operator/current driver way down South to Alabama to record his forthcoming "Old Black Epiphone" record.

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How ELDs could be the new radar guns

If the SFD process as proposed becomes regulation, and the ELD mandate isn't struck down by the federal courts or otherwise derailed, on-site auditors may garner an extra-effective tool in their arsenal for declaring a carrier Unfit on the basis of hours, moving violations.

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Dick Smith’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ KW still in action

As seen in the short film from Overdrive's late-1970s N.J. diesel drag races, the winning rig of R.W. Smith Trucking company, and the company itself, continue to operate (and race) today through the third generation of the Smith trucking family.

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Way-back machine: Never-before-seen footage at Overdrive’s late-’70s New Jersey diesel drag races

U.K.-based Andy Harris' late 1970s short film on U.S. trucking, via Overdrive's Englishtown, N.J., truck drag racing event, provides a clear window back in time, including a glimpse of Overdrive's founder. Watch the film here -- recognize anyone?

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