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Why low fuel prices hold key to fixing highway funding

Congress wimped out again last year and injected the Highway Trust Fund with only enough money to make it through May.

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Convoy honors Ohio owner-operator Dave Trout

A terminal cancer diagnosis last year stopped owner-operator Dave Trout's career in its tracks. This weekend, more than 100 truckers showed him the trucking legend he is in their Ohio community.

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Be part of the problem, or part of the solution – your choice

There's another video going around – this time of a guy peeing in the parking lot, in broad daylight, at a facility that clearly has public restrooms close. I'm sent at least one of these videos a week, or see them on other trucking pages. I don't repost them, I don't share them. I don't because there's not enough time in the day to attempt shaming people into acting right. It also shames the entire ...

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Craig Ryan’s 1965 International CO4000: Lookback photos, more

Craig Ryan gives a personal account of his brief time trucking leased to Dart and otherwise hauling bees in the 70s and shares photos of his 1965 International CO4000 cabover.

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Career advancement for the long haul: One small fleet’s growth story

While a family business is certainly not the only way to start and/or run a small fleet, it is one of the more common; run through Old Time Express here with Mark, Mitch and founder owner-operator Bo White.

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Sharing a birthday with Romans, Stan Brown, maintenance worry …

"Transportation of freight is the Kevin Bacon of the world – you can loosely tie it to almost anything." A happy birthday wish to all who share the 25th, from one among you...

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It’s not quite the Maxim ad, but …

A Nashville city bus or two or three has been wrapped with an ad from Bart Durham, the local ambulance chaser, highlighting ... I bet you can guess what.

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Worry warts need not apply

On the long road, "I'm only horrified about half of the time. The rest of the time is an adventure I look forward to and appreciate, unless it involves signs with pictures of scorpions on them posted inside the public restrooms. Thanks, Arizona."

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Road not taken: Let’s go truck… I mean, er, lumping!

Another "road not taken" here, and it's an unlikely one, at best. While many operators "lump" something every day, full-time work doing so I imagine is no doubt unappealing to many. The income potential, says Michael Croker, Director of Operations for the Universal Lumpers service, in business for 30 years, is on the quite low side, too, particularly at start: "A base lumper that comes in with no prior experience -- to start with they make in most ...

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Fleecing the importance of real clothes

"What you do inside your truck is your business. There's a reason 'I ain't got no panties on' is still whispered lasciviously on the CB. It's probably true." Once you get out of it, it's a different story...

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