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‘Fury by association’ therapy

"We met a broker this past week at MATS, and he absolutely confirmed that all brokers aren't bad" -- Wendy hangs on to some of her sparkle.

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When airline pilots sound like, well, highway pilots

With French media reporting apparent location of the second "black box" from the GermanWings flight, a note about some reporting that rung some familiar bells on the line between profit, safety.

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The infrastructure is funded!

"It's April 1, and this entire post may or may not be a filthy lie, but we all know who the fools are."

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Owner-operators finally escaping the recession’s shadow

If you can overlook the growing regulatory burden, this may be the best time to be in the market we’ve seen in years.

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Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

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On the road again

"Another MATS is in the books," Wendy writes in this post, and though Marshall Tucker this year was pretty special, she also makes a case for Tony Justice on the main stage. What do you think?

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What’s your CB handle and how’d you get it?

Find several operators' anecdotes about how they got their handles here.

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MATS: One down, two to go

MATS 2015 has kicked off, and it's going to be huge. It's always a gigantic show, and it's the first of the season, so attendance is generally high. This is our third year at MATS, and the first time we've actually been able to finagle press passes, and I'd like to thank Toby Young for his personal attention to the matter. We've got the usual dinners and meetings with corporate and marketing people from the industry. I ...

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An owner-operator option for ELDs

Continental's VDO RoadLog is a standalone unit with an up-front cost of under $700 and no monthly fees. While it doesn't get the attention of better-known e-log devices, it may be the best owner-operator fit.

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Ohio ate our mailbox

"Apparently, the State of Ohio needs a minute with my dad and his whipping belt, because they really don't seem to care that someone committed a federal offense by wiring my poor, unassuming mailbox to an orange barrel."

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