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‘Don’t run into stuff': FMCSA chief’s should-be No. 1 message

Who's leading the dance between the driver and technology in advocates' safety focus in today's world? One owner-operator emphasizes a simple safety message for the next administrator.

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Comments from the peanut gallery appreciated

Wendy wants to hear from you on the subject of in-cab flooring -- "Tell me about your flooring. Thanks for your help. It takes a village to keep a truck."

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Hours of service wish list: ‘We are people, not machines’

Results: Readers sound off in podcast, survey toward a more perfect hours rule.

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What will you be when you grow up?

Good luck, graduates, welcome to the world! "The best advice I can give you is to avoid being a jerk as much as possible, have fun, and be with people you love as much as you can. The rest of it comes with time, and time is a tough teacher."

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Thursday ‘share the road’ trio

Local Tennessee paper instructs motorists on safety around big trucks, large Georgia newspaper likens crash victims to casualties of war, and a little good news on Virginia port investment to combat congestion.

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Who you talkin’ to?

Wendy gets a laugh out of cartoon showing what can happen when you mistake a bluetooth conversation to be directed at you, until she realized -- "I've been the dummy thinking someone was having a conversation with me, and it wasn't so funny anymore."

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Operator turns to music

Joe Martin, recently retired after 23 years with FedEx Freight, penned a road-rage romp in which you might be able to find more than a little to identify with, as it's about "Those Arrogant Bastards" -- the less courteous among your four-wheeled highway counterparts.

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Conversing while traversing

"We communicate verbally a helluva lot more when he's away than we do when we're in the cab together, and the conversations can get admittedly weird, especially if we're both tired, or don't have a good connection..."

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

Trucking Solutions Group launches fund-raiser for mobile mammography

Attendant to a variety of free health screenings for all driver-attendees and others at GATS this year, which the TSG has helped organization, the fund-raiser is to help cover costs of mammograms for those unable to afford it.

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If these walls could talk

With tropical plants in the van, the opportunity for snakebite by hungry, marauding python increases exponentially. "Trucking is a dangerous job. Be safe out there."

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