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Latest road work zone obstruction in GA: A litter of kittens

The road construction season and its headaches no doubt both for truckers and the folks doing the construction this week got a little bit of aspirin in the form of something of a welcome obstruction...

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There’s an app for that

Another electronic device to tell you when you're tired! Wendy looks at the "reasons professionally licensed human beings in the transportation industry no longer have the ability to tell themselves they're tired." ...

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

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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