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Pass the cheese and rice, Matilda

"I was clued into the fact that he was actually taking the Lord's name in vain when Matilda attempted to re-position the motor home again and almost took Huffy Puffy out. 'Fa the love of Rice, Matilda! Cheesus, Mary and Joseph!'"

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Video: Trucker Bob Stanton on sleep apnea, fatigue research and bringing researchers, regulators into the truck

"Oh my God, I'm one of them, I've got it! I have the scarlet A on my forehead!" --Trucker Bob Stanton somewhat facetiously opening his presentation on apnea to the regulators, researchers and transport folks attending the International conference on managing fatigue in San Diego last month. ...

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The blended trucking family

"Regular blue Dawn dish washing liquid and hot water will get fifth wheel grease off of pretty much anything – even an angry cat."

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Driver shortage alarm, redux part 2: Bills in Ohio would subsidize ‘cheap labor’

Ohio bills would funnel taxpayer money to driver-training efforts and "put the Ohio taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing cheap labor," notes small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold. Also, video, audio: Crank it up with Scott Reed's tuned 750-hp Cat in the Wheeling tunnel on I-70.

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How to boost your income, and 6 other tips from a true pro

Landstar System’s Gary Buchs isn’t just an owner-operator, he’s one of the best. Among a variety of aspects of his business plan, he’s worked out a meticulous system that dictates which loads he chooses, based on his annual and less-frequent goals for earnings and downtime.

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Here’s a little story about a nail tech named Wendy

As in nails, as in trucking: "Don't cave. Don't cave on the prices, or the quality of service, because doing so only cuts your own throat in the end."

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Look ma, no hands!

Unwelcome distraction on the road with owner-operator Scott Reed of Buckland, Ohio -- knee-drive and text up ahead, look out!

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Notes on not choosing from the list of losers

"There's some 'splainin' to do, Lucy, about why the guys who leave MRI machines in people are being touted as safety advocates." ...

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Right place at the right time: Value of dashcam, take 257 …

Scott LeVan was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday when, he says, parked at a rest area on I-77 in Ohio, his dashcam happened to capture views of criminals involved in a carjacking at the area.

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Notes on having a Good Friday

Good news for Good Friday, and a side note: When Googling “good news,” always remember to make sure you haven't typo-ed the “g” out and hit an auto-corrected “odd news”. I was mortified to think “Oregon voters could decide to toss Constitutional ban on duels” might be good news ...

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