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New Peterbilt dealer open in Lincoln, Neb.

New Peterbilt of Lincoln dealer location expands parking, service and sales area at I-80 exit 405 in Nebraska -- now part of the Midwest Peterbilt Group, which will be familiar to regular readers for a variety of reasons ...

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Giving ’til it hurts

"It's a pretty well known fact that the trucking industry is one of the most charitable communities out there. ... Consequently, a lot of folks get burned by unscrupulous people or organizations ..." More on how to spot a legit charity or cause.

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34-hour restart: Readers weigh in on options for its future

With the 34-hour restart remaining in complicated limbo, the results of the polling show that the largest share of Overdrive readers prefer the restart to, simply, remain as it is in the hours of service rules.

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The Dipwad 500

Wendy on the most popular race going: "Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here. Truck stop racing is based on the premise that no one else around matters much, and safety is for the birds."

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3Feathers Mobile Marketing and its founder’s 1962 Mack B61 desk

3Feathers Mobile Marketing founder Norm Blanchard, based near Nashville, Tenn., has in his office space what might be the most unique desk that I've ever seen, fronted by the nose of a 1962 Mack B61.

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It’s the little things

The small stuff matters: Wendy offers kudos to the Pilot in Lincoln, Ala., for a small gesture that made the oasis just that, a true place to wash off the weariness of the long road.

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Downtime pursuits: Any other on-the-road golfers out there?

Channel 19 hits the links with Landstar-leased owner-operator Andy Soucy with a few recommendations on courses in Florida, New York and Texas. A long-haul perk: The chance to play a variety of golf courses around the nation.

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The 500 million dollar question

"Since when were the words 'safety' and 'revenue' interchangeable? Oh that's right, I forgot. They became interchangeable the minute safety became a billion-dollar business."

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ISX15 SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain A Smart Choice for CTI

‘Country Dan’ Dixon, formerly of XM radio, passed on last month

"Country Dan Dixon," formerly a primary voice of XM's "America" Channel 10 from the satellite radio broadcaster's first days on the air, passed on at age 67 in late January.

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California steamin’ — just say no to being nuts

Wendy on one driver's trailer-retrofit / delivery nightmare: "I'm no fan of California's prohibitively restrictive laws, but I'm also not a fan of insanity. Just say no to being nuts. Please."

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