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Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

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Happy birthday to my favorite trucker

Wendy gives a big birthday salute to her owner-operator husband. Happy birthday, George!

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Online-services marketing gets cheeky

A funny ad display from the TruckingOffice software provider -- and two cheeky shirts from GetLoaded and MyGauges.

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Does Anne Ferro have a driver’s license?

At MATS 2013, Wendy "got to meet her and ask her the solitary question I had for the only high-ranking government official I've ever met."

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New one-truck portable tarping system

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

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This truck brand reigns in diecast model market

One of the back aisles staples of the Mid-America Trucking show is the vendors of model trucks. What truck brand wins the hearts of buyers? Over the years, it's Peterbilt. That's according to Larry Black, who's got a huge stock of model trucks on sale at his diecastdirect.com booth. That's not surprising. Go to any of Overdrive's Pride & Polish events and Petes make up 80 percent or more of everything out there. If there's a ...

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Owner-operator walk-and-talk with Anne Ferro

Several operators took the opportunity the Trucking Solutions Group's health walk at MATS represented to walk-and-talk issues with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Good taste in music — it’s inherited

Wendy to her 15-year-old son: "Led Zeppelin is a band, not a person. So now I'm going to sit in the garage with the car running because you didn't know that.”

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The Mike Ryan Racing modified Cascadia, more cool units from MATS

Hot trucks at the 2013 Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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The ‘Big Brother’ of the road

"Truckers are the 'Big Brother' of the road. They know what you're doing, people."

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