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PHOTOS: ‘Black Out’ tribute rig at the head of the God Bless America Ride Sunday

An "awesome feeling," says owner-operator Chuck Timbrook, to be rolling in his custom rig at the head of the ride -- more than 3,000 motorcycles participated in the tribute event this weekend. Photos by Josh Triggs.

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Free the whale(s)

Wendy's baby-pool side-yard refuge holds a hidden danger... "It'll be good to be back on the road."

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Chris Fiffie’s video interview with ChampTruck racer Mike Morgan

The outstanding Big Rig Videos videographer's latest with "88 Mike" Morgan is intercut with on-track ChampTruck racing action and views of the custom rigs at Overdrive's Pride & Polish event out in Willows, Calif.

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THUD update: House retains provision barring FMCSA from increasing insurance minimums, still no Senate bill

With Congress returning from its roughly two-week Memorial Day recess, work likely will resume in the coming week on 2016 appropriations bills for the DOT. And those bills could earn the trucking industry a few regulatory victories.

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Fancy words and rabid dogs

Floccinaucinihilipilification (noun): the estimation of something as valueless ... "As in: '99% of the data gathered by the FMCSA is a pile of floccinaucinihilipification that costs the taxpayer a gabillion dollars.'"

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Are driving skills about to be devalued?

Our industry has spent years on the hard sell that safe driving is truly a skilled profession. It’s sad to imagine the long-haul more akin to Homer Simpson, watching gauges at the power plant.

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Round-up: Aggregating ambulance chasers, ‘abused driver syndrome?’, latest truck flasher

A bizarro report in the Detroit Free Press, an interesting recruiting message, and the latest press release from a fraud/victims' rights watchdog group run by a man with a fraud conviction in his past.

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I’ll have the Tabata with a side of ouch

With GATS in a few months, "I'd like to roll in fit as a fiddle, sporting my new cowboy boots I buy myself as a prize for being a good girl. Whatever works, right? Has anyone seen my Icy Hot?"

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‘Insist on the good’ to boost camaraderie

"Pick up the mic and add some good," says a reader. "Insist on it. ... Because this is how it works. Either you shun the crap or you bury it with some goodness.”

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App needed: Trucker sleep sounds

"Now that I've put myself in the mind of jalapeno Tornados and bubbling guts, I'm wondering if I miss the road as much as I think I do. Let me think about that for a minute... Yep, I do. See y'all out there."

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