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Radio check from under the ice bucket; And a two-wheeler’s salute

In which Channel 19 writer Todd Dills accepts a couple of ice-bucket challenges, and issues a couple more -- and a long-distance highway cyclist delivers a big salute to the pros he shares the road with.

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Crowd-sourcing in a perfect world (And: New vid from Tex Crowley)

More on crowd-sourcing -- how about building a perfect truck stop via reader recommendations? Let's roll....

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Reader to truck stops: Better optimize, expand parking space; And an eats tip in AL

"There's nothing worse than after a long hard day's driving to pull into a truck stop and find full spaces taken up with just a tractor or an RV." --Rick Fine, Pueblo, Colo.

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Missouri ballot would tackle tolls; ‘No polish required’

Aug. 5 ballot measure, with enough yes votes, would essentially raise the state sales tax by three-quarters of 1 percent and devote those new collected funds exclusively to fund transportation infrastructure -- and expressly prohibit tolling.

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Special edition from ‘the preacher’ on retreads

Harvey Brodsky of the Retread Tire Association stresses the importance of tire upkeep -- and a few related resources from Overdrive.

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Got fatigue? Your crankshaft damper may be the problem

Revisiting the importance of damper replacement at long mileage intervals -- and a worst-case scenario without: crankshaft failure.

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Podcast: Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviewed Justice recently about the Trucker Talent Search program at GATS, as well as his recent efforts with his own music. Justice will host and perform as part of the GATS event.

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‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane blues

Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin's "American Trucks" fine-art photo book; and reader Eric Buckel on I-15 from Barstow to Vegas: Add a new lane!

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‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything is out on the table from all sides."

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Trucker-cycler Scott Grenerth relocates: To Grain Valley

A walk through memory of recent years following the day I met Grenerth running on a Nashville road with Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan in 2010; Grenerth is now OOIDA's regulatory affairs director.

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