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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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Truth or myth?: Guns in cabs

Is it true that there is a federal law that says truckers cannot legally carry a gun in their truck?

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Who built your business?

The political elite in D.C. have no idea how hard it is to earn a CDL, yet alone to make a living as a trucker, to raise a family at the same time, to keep up your health, to keep your sanity.

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Coupons, condiments and crawly things

I waited a second to make sure I had heard him right. Yep, he really said that. I leaned very close to the counter and did my best to control myself.

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GATS health walk next Friday

Join me at the 61+ Health Awareness Walk at the Great American Trucking Show Friday, August 24, at 8 a.m.

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Fast food and filthy lies

I have heard that the government is declaring henceforth all fast food establishments must notify the customer about changes, mutations, modifications, shifts or bastardizations in any of their edible products. Plainly stated, they must notify you if they have changed the way the sammich is made. What a beautiful world this would be for people like me if this were true. When I say people like me, I mean the twenty-five people currently residing on earth, ...

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‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

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