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An ‘Autonomous Trap’: The limits of technology, illustrated

A new video is a a fairly cheeky expression of the limits of technology in the face of the human mind and its proclivities for art, invention and persistence, by British artist James Bridle, trapping an autonomous car in a salt circle. Might it work on auto-trucks as well? ...

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‘Burnin’ Down the Old School’ — MATS, here we come

Looking forward to all the haps at MATS this week -- a new Bill Weaver EP, Tony Justice's show and much more on Wendy's agenda.

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‘Learning to truck’ with W. Joel Baker, and a verse salute from Kevin Barrett

Owner-operator W. Joel Baker, founder of the free TruckBytes accounting software for owner-ops, launches a new resource site for those getting into the business, LearnToTruck.com. And: Kevin Barrett's rhyming couplets salute the driver.

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YouTubers getting the attention of new truckers

Meet Will "Lil' Dawg" Kling and Matt "Little Guy" Eso, trucking Youtubers on a mission to entertain and inform the next generation of owner-ops and drivers. "

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Sun-up in the oil patch, and: ’14-hour rule is the real issue’

G'mornin', drivers. One beauty of a scene from the Reader Rigs gallery, posted on Tuesday by John Reinhardt, a sunrise early-early in the oil patch in Texas "way out in nowhere," Reinhardt wrote, north of Pecos. And: More from Gary Carlisle on the 14-hour rule/ELDs one-two punch.

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Hours of service and the need for flexibility: What docs, nurses and truckers have in common

Parallels in nursing and trucking hours regs and practices, as the debate over flexibility continues in both: "None of the issues regarding sleep-deprived safety will be solved with a one-size-fits-all rule, in any industry, as long as human beings are doing the jobs."

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New book from a familiar hand: Overdrive’s own Wendy Parker

Something that had to happen here on Overdrive, but of course: The debut of George & Wendy Show writer Wendy Parker's "100,000 Miles of Crazy: Adventures from the Road with George and Wendy." The book's out now, a compendium of the best of her blog's first year.

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What is the cash value of a monkey, sir?

George: "There was a sign. I read the sign before I told them I'd rather have the cash value of a monkey than an actual monkey if I won.” He neglected to add, “Like some people I know would have,” but it was implied.

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Owner-operator Scott Reed, Rich Wilson and legislative influence on hours and ELDs

Owner-operator Scott Reed and TCRG Consulting's Richard Wilson stepped into the office of Ohio rep. Jim Jordan a week and a half ago to deliver a message on hours and ELDs. The main takeaway? Truckers need more flexibility.

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When the dementia sets in

Beware, nursing homes of the future, here come Wendy and George.... "Take this post as one from someone who survived more than 10 years in the elder-care business through humor, and the ability to laugh instead of cry."

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