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UPDATED: Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Reporting deadline: Jan. 30, 2014; Kansas, Idaho here update their procedures since original story aired.

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Hot buttons: Iran nuclear negotiations a dangerous game?

A slight majority of readers seemed to think so. More than 50 percent voted a categorical “no” to the question of whether Iran should be able to pursue nuclear power development minus international economic sanctions.

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Get your load on! (5th edition)

More stunning -- and novel -- photos of reader loads of recent memory in the latest of this occasional series. Find out how to send in your own here.

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What are you thankful for, driver?

As part of a Thanksgiving-related story package, we wanted to share with your driver, owner-operator and small fleet colleagues what others like them are giving thanks for this season.

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Increased federal weight limits: Voices against

Cary Goodman, Dan Gerster weigh in -- no pun intended -- on the notion of increasing federal weight limits to 97,000 lbs. with the addition of a third trailer axle. What do you think?

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Fuel-island etiquette: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Wendy Parker struck a nerve with her "Short fuses at the fuel island" blog post. It dealt with commonly expressed aggravation with long waits as some drivers use the island for things other than fueling.

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Talk of the road: House bill to hold hours changes

For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.

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Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

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‘Flawless!': More kudos for the rig on the October cover — Bill Rethwisch’s 2012 Pete 389

It's been quite a while since we've gotten as many kudos as we have for this month's cover, featuring small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle 2012 389.

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Trucker protest paled compared to one in late ’60s

"Having been thru all of the trucker shutdowns of the past nearly fifty years this one falling on its face came as no surprise."

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