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When in doubt, change it out

With flatbed freight volume in the tank, George moves back to the old stand-by: "I'm going to pick up a van. I dropped my flatbed off for inspection and I'm picking up a van.”

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ELD mandate pre-2000 exemption: How will carriers leasing owner-operators treat it?

Answers here from respondents to a recent carrier survey conducted by CCJ. And: Reader Gary Carlisle's thoughts on the limited potential for the ELD mandate to impact rates for the positive.

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They used to call me ‘Mudslinger’

How Arkansas-based Tammy Reed earned her handle change from 'Mudslinger' to 'Cat Killer.'

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Unique Sterling’s pro paint and motor-home-type design

The Pro Custom Inc. RV paint, service and rehab specialist transformed Frank Lamprey custom NRC Sterling Acterra freight-hauler conversion with this custom paint job based on Lamprey's direction/vision.

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Saturday round-up: Life goes on, worm turns on small fleet successes

Pony express freight: A prescription from a reader for long-term long-haul small fleet success? And: Got the white stuff? We got plenty of it here. . . . Stay warm.

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Is that you, Bill?

“Break one nine, this here's The Scribe. You got a Care Bear lookin for ya at the 132, he's got a portable barnyard and a baaad attitude, come on.” That's me, in my dreams, being all fluent and cool on the CB. Reality would be more like, “Hey guys, there's a DOT cop back there with a portable scale! Come up!” I'm not cool on the CB. I'm a dork on the CB, because I get all ...

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Cover shoot outtakes: Zach Beadle and his cabover Pete at Kelley Thigpen’s Diamond Ranch

Livestock hauler Zach Beadle's photo shoot with Texas freelancer Brandon Wells came off near perfectly, despite last-minute changes in location necessitated by Beadle client Kelley Thigpen.

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If you post it, they will see it

"The Internet never turns off. Once you put that post out there, it's available 24/7, and even if you edit it as time goes on, or delete it completely, that initial moment is frozen there forever."

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Second take: Owner-operators stand to benefit from ‘beyond compliance’ program

“If you lose, why wouldn’t you at least try to get the best deal possible? FMCSA is being asked to think outside the box. Owner-ops and small businesses should too," says Joe Rajkovacz. "It would sure be nice to find out some ideas from truckers out there not buying into the gospel of ‘Just say no.’”

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Aaron Tippin, Tony Justice: Behind the music video with Chris Fiffie

Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie, out from behind his camera during filming of footage set to become his music video for Tony Justice/Aaron Tippin's collaboration on "Brothers of the Highway," title track from Justice's upcoming record.

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