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Getting involved gets easier

The act of casting a ballot is the easy part. Educating yourself on what's going on enough to be able to decide on how to vote, or how to influence your representatives to vote, is where the work comes in. And, yep, there's an app for that.

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Japanese ‘Dekotora’ tradition in custom rigs

A long look across the Pacific at Takuya Sosogi's custom 'dekotora' straight truck, hauling produce in the island nation of Japan. Mel Films' new short documentary shows Japanese custom traditions share a lot with those in the U.S.

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You never know who you’ll meet at a truck show

George and Wendy meet Patrick J. Murphy, acting secretary of the army, at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and a hold bunch of U.S. secret service agents ...

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Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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Spreading the word

"If you ever want a great landmark for your garage sale, park a big truck in the driveway." Great for directions, and a fringe benefit: "It also provided an opportunity to engage and answer some questions about trucking."

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Telemedicine: Future for non-emergency care?

Whether you're insured or not for health care, a new relatively affordable telemedicine service geared for truckers and offering 24/7 access to U.S. docs points to the future of non-emergency health care on the road.

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Using ‘rationate’ in a sentence

“It's better to rationate before you masticate on the hind quarters of someone who pontificates.” Nailed it. And so did Maddog Trucker this week in his weekly Facebook post following the Atlantic's story on PTSD in the driver's seat.

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Ark. installing virtual weigh station on U.S. 64

"Dodging the scale" on I-40 near Alma, Ark., might well get a little bit tougher, according to reports that the state is building a "virtual weigh station" on U.S. 64 in the area.

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Cummins Redefining Tour – Driver Reactions and Future Tour Dates

Cadillac + custom International Eagle = The Game Changer

“I figured it’s time we brought something different to the equation. That’s why I call it The Game Changer,” says owner Zebie Daniel.

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Peddling hokum as real news

Twice this week, the media has taken their own click bait so seriously they've managed to blatantly misconstrue two different stories into a whole bunch of hooey that isn't true. Shocking, right? First of all, North Carolina State Troopers never said they were pulling people over for one mile an hour over the speed limit. That was never a directive, and according to Sgt. Edwin Forbes in an interview with NewsChannel 3, “That is not accurate, ...

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