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Chuck Timbrook’s ‘Black Out’ vets-support rig now available at 1/32 scale

Regular readers will recall owner-operator Chuck Timbrook's now-famous military veterans-support "Black Out" 1999 Freightliner -- a scale model of the unit is now available, produced by the New-Ray model manufacturer.

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Spotted salamander for a thousand, Alex

"Rest easy, Pennsylvania. Your concerns as a constituency are 100 percent being met in the salamander department by the gubmint, because they're here to help. Salamanders. Truckers, not so much."

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Flatbed operators prospering as economy rebounds

Through September, flatbedder clients of ATBS had net income of $51,602. Even though miles driven did not change much during the first three quarters, net income per mile rose dramatically each quarter, indicating rapidly rising rates: 67.3 cents per mile, 74.7 cpm and 81.7 cpm.

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Meet Anthony Fox, owner-caretaker of this original Rubber Duck 1970 Mack RS700 ‘Convoy’ movie combo

Video: Showcasing 20-truck tanker fleet owner Anthony Fox of Rome, Ga., proud owner and caretaker of the piece of history that is one of the original 1970 Macks used in the classic "Convoy" trucking film of the 1970s -- better yet, it's attached to an also-original Trailmobile tank also using in the Sam Peckinpah flick.

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And just what a-‘bot’ that amateur-hour advocacy group

As reports surface of "bots" commenting on regs, Wendy expresses doubt, with humility: "I'm just part of that 'amateur-hour' advocacy group who didn't nonetheless make a 'rookie mistake' by encouraging 'bots' to do a job people need to be doing themselves with genuine, applicable, relevant information to have any credibility."

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Carriers’ ‘magic eraser’ role in compounding uncompensated-detention issue: Rico Muhammad on the e-log shift

As a trade-off for the ultimate hassle of mandated e-logs, in this Overdrive Radio podcast Muhammad's hopeful owner-operators can both individually and collectively use the change as a cudgel to their advantage when dealing with brokers, shippers, receivers ... anyone who would insist on wasting drivers' time.

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Only on Saturdays, in the driveway. Definitely.

"I've never been great at self-marketing. I prefer to kind of linger in the shadows and write stuff about things that happen – either to us or to other people. I like telling stories. So, I'm still kind of amazed when someone recognizes me – especially outside of the trucking realm. ..."

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New app puts load tracking in the hands of independents

FreightPrint is out with a smartphone app and tracking service that harnesses the GPS and cellular communication capabilities of smartphones in order to put tracking tools and service into the hands of independents and small fleets.

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Veterans Day 2017

Veterans, a big thank-you for your service from Wendy, with particular note to those in her well-represented family.

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Round-up: Meme-ing the ELD mandate w/ Ind. enforcement, Hoosier toll plan floated with study

In which the state of Indiana conducts a study of the revenue-producing effect of tolling most every Hoosier interstate. And an enforcement rep shares a personal opinion on ELDs that will sound pretty familiar, among plentiful e-log memes ...

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