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Housing starts hit high point in June

Housing starts rose almost 7 percent last month, said the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Getting a loan and avoiding outrageous interest rates

A few tips for getting the best terms you can for a truck loan.

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Paccar MX tough-tested with Louisville aggregate hauler

Keith Redden’s retirement dream was to start a trucking firm. “I said if I owned six trucks, I could make a living,” he says. After a start in 2003 with three used Kenworths from a home base in Floyd’s Knob, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, his K Redden Trucking business is up to a total 24 power units at present, “and I enjoy it more every day,” he adds. In 2005, he began purchasing ...

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Flare, area light, flashlight combo for sticky roadside situations

LightModule introduced its three-in-one roadside flare in June.

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Video: Volvo VN 670 test drive

Jack Roberts breaks down various aspects of the Volvo VN 670.

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CSA’s sloppy accident accounting

FMCSA needs to go further with crash accountability, providing an appeal process and ensuring that it doesn’t penalize innocent truckers.

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Are you tough enough for pink?

PDI's "breast cancer truck" is being given away and proceeds are going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Late driver did get a few laps in truck-trailer made just for him

Jimmy Spiech took his personalized truck for 160,000 good miles before his death in 2006.

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VID: Police chase ruins a container hauler’s day

Yesterday I suspect had to be the worst day in memory for the container hauler you see in the video below. A police chase of a suspected child molester in Los Angeles began when the suspect told police he was suicidal and sped away from their attempt to arrest him. Performing a maneuver to stop him shortly afterward, police spun his pickup into the rig. Here's hoping L.A. County picks up the tab on the damage ...

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UPDATE: Bill Mack not back yet

The day after we published the following look-back through some of the videos we've done with trucking radio legend Bill Mack, SiriusXM ran this July 2 update on the status of Mack's reported return as overnight D.J. on the Willie's Roadhouse channel -- as some of you commented on our Facebook page, quite rightly, he hasn't returned yet. Find the latest via this page.

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