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‘Long overdue’ — More driver voices raised on FMCSA’s diabetes rule-change proposal

If you haven't yet weighed in on the issue, today is your last day on the federal docket -- you have until midnight Eastern time to do so.

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Returning to the Hobbit hole

Wendy reaches the end of another cross-country trucking journey: "My life is better because of trucking, and not just for the obvious reasons of having everything I need on the shelves when I go to buy it."

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Have spot market rates really dived as much as you think?

When adjusted to control for the large difference in fuel prices, by some views rates are actually stronger this spring than in 2014.

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Don’t ban me, bro

"I'd like to give a complete list of the banned items, thoughts, beliefs and actions, but the ban police might ban me from the interwebs if I do."

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Interstate tolling: Time to give it up

Congress has dodged the obvious solution, raising fuel taxes, for years because raising taxes is unpopular. What has become popular, for many of those making federal law, is to dump this hot potato to the states.

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Help me find the love today

Wendy and the fried-inverter blues: "Trucking is an adventure, albeit an expensive one, and even though I'm certain she wants to kill us, every time I hear that deep, bubbly Detroit Diesel percolating and popping I'm in love with this truck all over again..."

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The Dispatcher app: More book-now freight options via smartphone

Billing itself as a "concierge service" for independents, the Dispatcher app offers automation of the freight-booking process. Since its soft launch, a few thousand operators now use it regularly.

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Samsung latest to the table with futuristic truck tech

The system uses a wireless camera mounted on the truck’s front and transmits the video feed to four monitors built into the trailer doors.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

I’ll admit when I’m wrong

Wendy eats crow -- though commentary on the driver shortage still stands, there are no tapiers in the state of Oregon (unless someone knows of a recent zoo-break...). Maybe a Sasquatch or two...

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Changing tires the old-fashioned way: ‘A Trucker’s Tale,’ part 3

Part 3 excerpting Ed Miller's "A Trucker's Tale" memoir: "It is a wonder my brothers and I didn't get killed changing tires while we were young."

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