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Fighting the ‘cold war’ with Ted Nugent

With winter weather well on its way, and with it the looming threat of a gelling stranglehold on your fuel tanks, Power Service Products hope's you'll take note of their "Buy American/Made in the U.S.A." winter campaign, featuring none other than rock legend Ted Nugent (pictured). An "Uncle Ted Killer Offer" promotional campaign to help you fight the cold war is coming to a truckstop near you -- four bucks back on an 80-oz bottle of ...

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Wood production leads September growth

Manufacturing activity, and the economy in general, kept growing in September, though some related measurements tempered that good news. Wood Products was the leading manufacturing category reporting growth. The monthly analysis comes from the Institute for Supply Management, which also notes slower supplier deliveries and a contraction of new orders last month. The Purchasing Managers Index “registered 51.6 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point from August, indicating expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 26th consecutive ...

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Toolbox system made in the USA by and for owner-operators

Veteran owner-operator Jeff Zehrer of Minnesota (trucking since 1983) had long known the difficulty of finding the perfect-sized toolbox to fit in his sleeper's side compartment. After 28 years of frustration, he decided to rectify the situation by designing his own. He wanted a toolbox that was sturdy, easily accessible, and could hold all his important tools. The first Cubby Buddy prototype was born, and Zehrer and his wife Debbie launched sales of the toolbox systems ...

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Roadside Attractions

A trucking addict tells all, differential and transmission oil change intervals, truck nuts, how to get and keep the contract plus truck gallery are among the featured industry news items.

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Driver John Irish wins Carhartt sweepstakes

Remember the "Art you Carhartt tough?" sweepstakes? I wrote about the two finalists earlier this year, both of them with some behind-the-wheel experience. John Irish (pictured, middle), the ultimate winner, Carhartt announced, and his wife took the Grand Prize trip in August to Oregon for a competitive lumberjacking event covered by ESPN. Working long days as a truck driver delivering shingles to construction sites, Irish’s job requires him to catch and lift thousands of pounds per ...

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Don’t sweat the occasional setback

Take a careful approach to beginning a workout routine by first seeing a physician.

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Taking the per diem deduction

Knowing the per diem basics will help you navigate the tax labyrinth.

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Set short- and long-term goals

October is a great month to start a routine.

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

Driver’s “beans-and-rice budget” needed in D.C.

Someone who’s experienced his own financial crisis during this period is hot-shot hauler Frank Hagwood.

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Workhorse antiques to get ‘a little pampering’

OverdriveRetro's mission expands into trucking history at the end of Overdrive's 50th anniversary celebration.

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