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Dealing with unexpected things

People acted like they didn't know we were coming. "What? You've got a truckload full of stuff we ordered? How did that happen?"

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Our favorite agency: Guess who’s on Facebook…

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Facebook page could be a great venue for drivers to get their viewpoints heard by the general public. Also: detail on an upcoming public meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

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Video: Truck tests stabilty control system

A brief video clip of Meritor WABCO's new Electronic Stability Control system in action.

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Warnings of rattlesnakes and other disturbing signage

I have noticed the closer you get to downtown in big cities, the number of DUI attorney billboards grows exponentially.

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VIDEO: Wire walk between two moving trucks

Champion slackliner Faith Dickey walks a wire suspended between two Volvo cabovers pulling dry vans, at speed.

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Keeping gnomes and frogs at bay

I squinted out over the lot and saw, to my amazement, an entire army of garden gnomes. They were absolutely terrifying.

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Ohio takes on ‘trucker’ toll scam

A toll-evasion scam on the Ohio Turnpike yields no shortage of boosted cash for road operators -- and a little indignation from haulers on being singled out.

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‘Sputter’ hits higher gear in new book

Jeanne Marie Laskas profiles driver Shannon "Sputter" Smith in new book, "Hidden America."

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Walmarts and aliens in our midst

I have it on good authority that Walmart is planning on building a Walmart next door to every Walmart already in operation.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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