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Revisiting one owner-operator’s ‘No apology campaign’

It's more proactive attitude than reactive defiance, says Florida-based owner-operator Tim Philmon, leased to Landstar -- and let's just say for the record that I jumped the shark in my last post when I said I'd see you July 5: this one's for Independence Day, no doubt about it. Philmon's "No Apology Campaign" can be thought of as a personal clarion call for a kind of owner-operator solidarity in hard-nosed independence, necessary, he contends, to ...

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Reports good for factory freight

You might have heard that the stock market just logged its best weekly gain in two years. One major reason was good manufacturing news.

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Worth more than 78 words

Custom Rigs Editor Bruce W. Smith took this fanciful pic of three hot haulers at the Shell SuperRigs event June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C., this year. The flattop's hauling gallon jugs of Shell Rotella products, the Big Lonestar a company display trailer. The mid-size Lonestar lookalike, well, you can check it out in action, below. Off to the model-truck go-kart races! Happy weekend of the Fourth, everyone. Catch you back ...

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Limitations, not excuses

Don't make your limitation your excuse.

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Roadside Attractions

An outlaw is riding into cowboy country, there's a new dame on the Dalton, tornadoes take down some rigs, truckers say not to human freight and other industry news items are featured.

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Wherefore art thou, sleep?

Take the time to get your sleep issues straightened out.

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Sharpen your saw, then expand

Every business owner thinks about expansion at one time or another.

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Trucking a lifesaver after reform school abuse

Retired trucker John Brodnax joined other former detainees at a Florida reform school in a class-action lawsuit decrying years of abuse.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Mustang’s Trucking at the tattoo parlor

Last time we checked in with Overdrive 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford it was on the occasion of the death of his longtime trucking companion in his dog, Fred. This time round, Crawford stopped on his way through Nashville for a brief talk and photo shoot. Crawford, who recently got his DOT authority -- note the "Mustang's Truckin'" emblem on his 1994 Freightliner's door -- and went out on his own hauling dedicated ...

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My boyfriend cheated on me

Dear Carolyn, I feel like I've wasted a whole year of my life. I was dating a guy who I thought was the last good guy on earth. We are both truckers and he understood what I go through on the road. I saw him as my knight of the highway. Somehow, he managed to carry on similar relationships with three other women. When it all finally came out, I was devastated. I've done nothing but ...

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