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Keith and Vickie Sampson’s 156-inch ARI sleeper

Trucker Talent Search winner Keith Sampson, leased to Landstar with his co-owner-operator wife, Vickie, have one heck of nice tractor-trailer: with the trailer recently painted to match.

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Hotshot hauling with owner-operator Jeff Ward

Meet Villa Rica, Ga.-based Jeff Ward and his Brady's Hotshot Hauling business, with a 2012 Ford F350 outfitted with a Cadet flatbed body, gooseneck hitch and 30-ft. P.J. trailer.

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+25 percent: What double the liability insurance coverage will likely cost

One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.

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Big G Express’ ‘Drive it off’ Taylor Swift parody

Tenn.-based Big G Express' entry in the driver-appreciation-week festivities: a music-video parody of Taylor Swift's rather goofball "Shake it Off" entry into the dance-music canon, featuring Big G driver Keda White in the starring role -- with arguably better dance skills than Ms. Swift.

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Photos posted to Facebook net $1 million crash settlement

Ever posted a photo you took from the driver's seat to Facebook? The plaintiff's bar thanks you.

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Driver pay ‘wage race’ under way?

Bloomberg says a "wage race" is on among carriers, but survey results show not all company drivers and leased owner-operators are seeing the benefits of the improving pay landscape.

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Big data blowback: Trucking goes to Congress over CSA

Behind the CSA bill -- H.R. 5532 would require FMCSA to revamp the CSA program, pulling scores and non-crash-associated data from public view in the meantime. Prognosis for the bill in the short term: Not good with a Democrat Party-controlled Senate, one watcher notes.

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‘Tired truckers’ scare continues

Here we go again: Following CNBC "Collision Course" series on truck accidents, 20/20 follows with "Road to Ruin" -- more from the public crash/fatigue discussion here.

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Crowdfunding the DUDAD for a wake-up call at the docks

Truck driver Chris Barbeau's invention that would provide a fairly simple solution to the wake-up call at shipper/receivers' docks is shooting for a $30,000 funding goal via a Kickstarter.com campaign.

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Truckers for Hope’s round two at St. Jude; Close brush with 60 below

Chris Dowdy's headed back for some trucking outreach and engagement at St. Jude; and an emotional story from Keith "Palerider" Lawson's Youtube channel on the importance of winter preparedness.

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