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Teamsters, safety groups to Congress: Don’t touch hours of service

Two key trucking items likely to see action in the appropriations process include a fix to the hours of service legislative screw-up from Congress’ 2016 DOT appropriations law and the revival of the so-called “federal authority” provisions floated in recent transportation-related bills.

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Entering the red zone

"I learned a long time ago that shaming disgusting people has no effect whatsoever – they're disgusting people, and no amount of shaming will make them anything other than disgusting people."

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#TruckThat! social media campaign leading into membership group for drivers

Via mobile app slated to relase in June, the group, One20, will offer deep discounts at stops on bedrock goods and services, from showers, dinner and parking to tires.

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Swan dives with snakes

A little downtime in Florida for Wendy: "Up until yesterday, it was a paradise for me, but then the snake had to go ruin everything. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate snakes?" Indeed indeed...

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Why ‘automatic’ may or may not mean ‘automatic’ when it comes to ELDs

In OOIDA's case against the ELD mandate, it argues FMCSA has not conformed to Congressional statute requiring ELDs because it didn't require devices that 'automatically' record all hours. Did Congress really mean what it said?

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Sanctuary from Subway

"I'm officially asking for sanctuary from Subway. If I have to limp around with a fake hunchback and ring a bell to get some attention, so be it."

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‘A broken system’: Small fleet owner on CSA, SFD reliance on roadside inspections, violations

Hazmat, securement violations for a two-gallon tote holding spare oil? Check. Bob Delullo's thoughts on CSA and the proposed SFD rule are a variation on the "garbage in, garbage out" phrase to describe systems doomed by the component parts on which they are based.

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Parking: To pay or not to pay, that is the question

"We, as a rule, don't like paying for parking. That said, when we go to areas of parking hell, the stress level is reduced by about a million percent by knowing we have the option, even if we don't like it."

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Never Compromise. Cummins 2017 Heavy-Duty Engines.

Revisiting a classic and a class act: Butch Mueller and his 1971 Peterbilt 358

On the byways of Wisconsin, my meeting of Leon "Butch" Mueller and his 1971 Peterbilt 358 -- reader Al Zieher recalls the rig well from his youth, as Mueller was himself just beginning a 4-million-mile tour of duty in the rig.

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Things that don’t travel well for a thousand, Alex

George on Wendy's trucking conversion: "“If you had told me five years ago my nurse wife would be rating chrome polish for a truck we're going to show, I would have thought you were crazy.”

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