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‘Hey look! A squirrel!’: Notes on organization

"I'm completely normal, and the rest of the world is strange. Now that we've cleared that up..."

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Accident took Mack engineer, but his legacy lives on

Hood ornaments of many sorts have become popular with owner-operators in recent years, but it’s still hard to beat one of the originals. It’s the Mack Bulldog, which turns 80 years old today. For you sticklers who wonder what’s special about today, Mack Trucks notes that a patent for the hood ornament was granted Oct. 11, 1932. The bulldog motif itself started much earlier. During World War I, British soldiers nicknamed the Mack AC models “Bulldog ...

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Software: Rig Expense Tracker user John Clark

Owner-operator Clark finds the Rig Expense Tracker software easy to use and effective in assisting his tracking of expenses, income, invoices and more.

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Reasons to use Foursquare

Here are just a few reasons the free app Foursquare could be worth trying out.

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A pterodactyl caught between a rock and a hard place

When you’ve seen the same highway for the thousandth mile, there ceases to be things to comment on, and you have to make your own magic.

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Ripe & Ready: Correction and update

Ronnie King sold his 1994 Peterbilt 379 between the time we last spoke with him and our current, October 2012 issue, which features the truck in the Custom Rigs opening spread.

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Should I move in?

Moving in is easier than moving out.

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Four-wheeler scare-quotes ‘professional’

A letter writer to a Minnesota newspaper, contending there's an epidemic of big-rig drivers' speeding on the nation's highways, is suffering from tunnel vision when he mocks drivers' "professional" badge of honor.

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Hebe leaves his mark on an industry he loved

All controversy aside, there are a lot of guys who love Jim Hebe. They see a reflection of themselves in his swagger, his can-do, never-say-die philosophy and his unquestioned passion for both trucks and the trucking industry.

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US Bank debuts OTR MasterCard

US Bank is introducing a new Over-The-Road credit card that is optimized for fleet management across the country. Kurt Adams, president of corporate payment system for US Bank and Max Fuller, CEO and Chairman of US Xpress unveiled the new card at ATA today. The new Master Card is based on a system that was initially developed for US Xpress and will now be offered to fleets nationwide. This move has been facilitated by U.S. Bank's ...

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