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Swan dives with snakes

A little downtime in Florida for Wendy: "Up until yesterday, it was a paradise for me, but then the snake had to go ruin everything. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate snakes?" Indeed indeed...

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Why ‘automatic’ may or may not mean ‘automatic’ when it comes to ELDs

In OOIDA's case against the ELD mandate, it argues FMCSA has not conformed to Congressional statute requiring ELDs because it didn't require devices that 'automatically' record all hours. Did Congress really mean what it said?

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Sanctuary from Subway

"I'm officially asking for sanctuary from Subway. If I have to limp around with a fake hunchback and ring a bell to get some attention, so be it."

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‘A broken system’: Small fleet owner on CSA, SFD reliance on roadside inspections, violations

Hazmat, securement violations for a two-gallon tote holding spare oil? Check. Bob Delullo's thoughts on CSA and the proposed SFD rule are a variation on the "garbage in, garbage out" phrase to describe systems doomed by the component parts on which they are based.

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Parking: To pay or not to pay, that is the question

"We, as a rule, don't like paying for parking. That said, when we go to areas of parking hell, the stress level is reduced by about a million percent by knowing we have the option, even if we don't like it."

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Revisiting a classic and a class act: Butch Mueller and his 1971 Peterbilt 358

On the byways of Wisconsin, my meeting of Leon "Butch" Mueller and his 1971 Peterbilt 358 -- reader Al Zieher recalls the rig well from his youth, as Mueller was himself just beginning a 4-million-mile tour of duty in the rig.

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Things that don’t travel well for a thousand, Alex

George on Wendy's trucking conversion: "“If you had told me five years ago my nurse wife would be rating chrome polish for a truck we're going to show, I would have thought you were crazy.”

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Pennsylvania county goes proactive on highway-ramp parking

Penn. state patrol in Lackawanna County reportedly has stepped up ticketing of drivers parked on ramps, but quick press response shows some hope on shifting prevailing attitudes/awareness of the parking issue.

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A stranded truck, sub-zero temps, the smell of trouble

In this video, Mark Tricco recounts his encounter with a driver unprepared for being stranded in a Canadian winter.

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Rearview: Peterbilt ads through the years

From the long needle-nose models of the ’60s to the cabovers of the ’70s and ’80s, the 20-year reign of the iconic Model 379 and today’s modern aerodynamic tractor stylings, Peterbilt tractors have graced the back cover of Overdrive for nearly 40 years. Here's a look at some of the truck maker's Overdrive ads through the decades.

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