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Talking turkey

She's a trucker dating a doctor. Can this relationship work out?

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Expediter meets vintage Coke machine meets pro golfer Brandt Snedeker

What happens? One odd load for husband-wife team owner-operators Bob and Linda Caffee.

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Fear and loathing at the Salton Sea: Mummies don’t talk

“You’re conversing with someone who’s afraid of wombat infestation in California while scooping dinosaur cat poop into a bag as a present for your dad. I don’t think any useless fact you have stored in your giant brain will make any of this OK.”

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Ode to the Twinkie

The demise of the Hostess Twinkie leaves a sugary wake of nostalgia.

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Saturday round-up: Defining ‘dream girl’; Four-wheeler ed; Christmas already?

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi says she's a "truck driver in a model's body," Linde North America educates budding four-wheelers on sharing the road, and ... Snap-On hopes it's Christmas -- yes, already.

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Recycled oil offers nice shade of green

  “Crude is crap,” proclaimed one member of our group Thursday, Nov. 15  as myself and other media participants toured the Safety-Kleen oil re-refinery facility in East Chicago, Ind. No, he is not opposed to crude oil itself. He was simplifying a point he makes whenever he encounters opinions that are biased against using recycled oil. Basically, used oil before it is re-refined is actually cleaner than crude oil, the base for making virgin oil. “What ...

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Middle of Nowhere, Ariz., with cattle, aliens…

Wendy and George find themselves on a cow path in the middle of the night in Arizona: "When George Parker is driving and he says, 'This isn’t good,' it means you’re potentially about to experience a fiery death crash."...

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72 years later, those wheels sing a colorful song

“Singing Wheels" is a treasure of old trucks and truckers, dock and highway scenes, and more, packaged with the hype and patriotism of the early 1940s.

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Redux: Have you seen your ‘CSA scorecard’?

With third party vendors providing tools to carriers to compute their drivers CSA scores, only one continues to take that functionality directly to the "drivers" of CSA -- professional operators. Have you seen a tabulation of your CSA performance? We want to hear from you.

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Surly teenagers: No match for crazy

What happens when 15-year-old surliness runs up against Wendy Parker's natural reason for being -- more than just a little Yoda-speak involved, it is.

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