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Limiting the possibilities of life in general

“The speed limiters are coming! The speed limiters are coming!” Wendy's reasons why this is a bad idea.

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Saving time with curtainside trailer, losing it with detention

“So now you get your phone out, take a nap, find something to occupy your time,” said steel hauler Jeremy Johnson said. “I just sit here and wait till they get it all sorted out at my expense.”

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‘One out of every six Americans killed on the job is a truck driver’

That's directly from a Department of Labor blog post about workplace-death stats, explored here. And: One operator's reliable truck is another's "dream gear" -- one driver's wisecrack "comment of the week"...

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A look at truckers’ highway tax bill from 2014

The trucking industry in 2014 raked in $726.4 billion in freight revenue, according to a recent report from ATA. Here's how much of that went to highway use taxes.

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13 reasons you hang on to that old truck

Having a truck paid off makes for a boost in versatility in decisions about the business -- in a variety of ways, too, many associated with outright ownership of specifically older equipment, readers say.

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Color and Chrome Show participants enjoy lucky No. 7

The Color and Chrome Fantasy Truck Show, held in Nebraska near the end of July each year, is "all about the working truck and the truck drivers,” says organizer Tinker Raasch.

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The best rookie story of all time

Trainer Bob, trainee Pete and one expensive ham sandwich ...

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What’s your dream gear?

What piece of trucking gear could you use most effectively that, well, just hasn't been invented yet? Some examples here. Weigh in yourself via 530-408-6423 on our podcast voicemail line.

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How Covenant relies on teams for its edge

The company has about 900 teams and 375 solo drivers. About 90 of the trucks are owner-operated. For hazmat-certified owner-operators, the team opportunities include 100 percent no-touch freight, $1.03 per mile, a safety bonus, a $1,000 monthly bonus to each team that runs 15,000 miles, and other benefits.

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Confessions of a two-timing writer

Wendy asks for forgiveness for fiction: "I'll make it up by continuing to report the real-life road weird, and promise to never intertwine the two -- unless, of course, I'm telling one of my filthy lies."

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