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Audio: Starting GATS off right — a little front-porch singalong with Tony Justice, Bill Weaver

The Great American Trucking is under way today, and I can't remember a better beginning to it for me than this treat, a Wednesday-night front-porch singalong with Tony Justice, Bill Weaver.

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Dollar store dresses

"Attacking the symptoms of a disease only makes the patient comfortable until they die. Attacking the rot that causes the disease is what saves them."

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Rates into flood-stricken Louisiana — and a different kind of run

Join me in Dallas for a Saturday morning run. And: A rates analysis shows relief demand booming into Southern Louisiana in the wake of historic flooding.

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Dallas, here we come

Wendy looks forward to the Great American Trucking Show this week: "To say we're excited about the show this year is an understatement. It's been a rough year ..."

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Cabover and conventional matched pair for ETI head Cline Everhart

The 2000 Freightliner Argosy and 2007 Kenworth W900 of Cline Everhart's Everhart Transportation fleet.

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Limiting the possibilities of life in general

“The speed limiters are coming! The speed limiters are coming!” Wendy's reasons why this is a bad idea.

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Saving time with curtainside trailer, losing it with detention

“So now you get your phone out, take a nap, find something to occupy your time,” said steel hauler Jeremy Johnson said. “I just sit here and wait till they get it all sorted out at my expense.”

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‘One out of every six Americans killed on the job is a truck driver’

That's directly from a Department of Labor blog post about workplace-death stats, explored here. And: One operator's reliable truck is another's "dream gear" -- one driver's wisecrack "comment of the week"...

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A look at truckers’ highway tax bill from 2014

The trucking industry in 2014 raked in $726.4 billion in freight revenue, according to a recent report from ATA. Here's how much of that went to highway use taxes.

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13 reasons you hang on to that old truck

Having a truck paid off makes for a boost in versatility in decisions about the business -- in a variety of ways, too, many associated with outright ownership of specifically older equipment, readers say.

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