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Holding on: Independent Zach Beadle and the ’76 Peterbilt cabover he won’t soon sell

More on emissions-system maintenance problems from one independent in Texas: "If a truck is always broke down and it takes forever to get it fixed, I'll stick with my old truck!"

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Surly Long-Haul Trucker spotted, and: How many ‘professional’ scare quotes can you get in a letter?

The magic number is four, if a letter to a Wyoming paper about supposed dangerous drivers around the TA in Cheyenne is any indication. And: more two-wheeled transport on the long road.

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When real life requires following the rules, even if it sucks

Or: How to get more drive time out of your e-log. Ever had to stop for a 10-hour break 30 minutes from the house? Wendy Parker: Been there, done that.

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What’s the best smartphone app out there for document capture/scanning?

What's your choice for document scanning -- we're working on a survey of what's out there, both trucking-specific and otherwise. Weigh in here.

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‘We’ll take care of ya, son’: The brotherhood exists, take three

In which a newbie gets his first CB, and a valuable lesson: "That's what trucking is all about, son. We take care of each other out here, least that's how it's s'posed to be." ...

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Poison pill for independents in the House highway bill?

With the House T&I committee's markup of the highway bill under way today, detail on a provision that could have a chilling effect on broker business with independents and small carriers.

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Flashbacks and fast tracks

Trucking success beyond the road: Wendy looks back three years on the success of trucker-singer-songwriter Tony Justice and the folks behind Diesel Life apparel.

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Roundup: The WSJ, again — CARB rule a ‘scam’; A night on the Pacific in Cali.

The Wall Street Journal lays into the California Air Resources Board's Truck & Bus Rule for diesel trucks -- the most significant mainstream criticism yet. And: Jim Wright's Pacific idyll of a layover.

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Packing for the seasonal transition: ‘Sometimes you eat the bear …’

"The moral of the story is, don't get cocky... Kudos to the drivers who do it right, and realize that when they feel like they've learned it all, they'll hang up the keys."

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Overdrive Trucker Talent Search winner Nate Moran guesting at Lawler tour finale

Lindsay Lawler headlines the Oct. 29 performance at the downtown Nashville TA Petro, part of the third-annual Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour.

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