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Texting temptation: A little ditty — and more — to help you resist

A little good humor today -- with a safety message to boot. Admit it: We've all been tempted when it comes to texting while driving, right? What will it hurt to answer the spouse's question with a quick "N-O" or, yes, the opposite? Next time that thought fires in your head, Winnipeg, Manitoba-based high school science teacher and viral-video maven Marsh Carroll, along with the folks at ZoomSafer, are hoping you'll hum a little ditty Carroll put ...

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Plenty of chrome at Dallas show

There were a record 71 entrants at the Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish in late August. See video of three contestants.

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Diesel price is up: One operator’s response

Driving habits can do a lot for fuel efficiency, as we know, but there are other ways of dealing with the continued high cost of fuel, up another 5 cents nationally last week. Seeing the gross inflation of crude markets that has been part and parcel of the world commodities markets in the past four-five years, owner-operator Jim Schlise, leased to Usher Transport in Louisville, Ky., rather cheekily outfitted each of the two fuel tanks ...

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A novel ‘hot load’ strategy

Next time somebody tells you they've got a "hot load" and you best to do everything and more in your power to get it there on-time, you may do well to point the speaker in the direction of a new story in the National Law Journal. In it, plaintiff's attorney Kent Emison goes to great lengths to detail the vast amounts of data available to legal teams working truck-accident cases. I spoke with the Langdon ...

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My talk with the $25,000-winning ‘Navigator of the Year’

I got the grand opportunity to meet an owner-operator at the Great American Trucking Show last week who holds something of a grand distinction of being the only OO I know who's had a $25,000 check written to him just for being who he is. That owner-operator is St. Louis-based Edward Crumer (pictured), leased to Allied Van Lines and hauling for Florida-based agent Sorensen Moving & Storage in a 1997 Freightliner FLD. Rand McNally, with ...

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Channel 19 news round-up: flooding, radio, TSE, petition…

Vid tour through I-680 flood damage As Missouri River floodwaters receded from flood stage this month after a long summer of high water, Iowa DOT officials finally got a look at I-680 at the I-29 interchange, and the damage done to both roadways is just stunning (pictured courtesy of Iowa DOT; more info on detours/outlook available in our news piece here). The Omaha World-Herald ran a short tour through the devastation you can watch via this ...

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Manufacturing expansion passes two years

Factory activity expanded for the 25th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 27th consecutive month.

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Dieting advice for truckers

Dear Carolyn, I have lost about 10 pounds this month by following your dieting advice. My question is how can I lose ten more? I know you are more about "dating" advice giving than you are about "dieting" advice but what you said really worked! Bob Dear Bob, Hey there big Buddy. You must be the one I told to stop drinking soda and start drinking water? That’s the only weight loss tip I’ve given out lately. And even ...

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

Making the Journey Together

I am making a commitment to myself, my family, my friends, my coworkers and you, Truckers News readers — it is time to get healthy and stay healthy! Please join me on this journey.

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Hybrid bikes bridge the gap

Bicycling is a fun way to explore our surroundings.

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