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Lindsay Lawler to sing at lighting of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Lindsay Lawler, spokesperson for TCA's Highway Angel program, will perform her latest single, “Standing Tall,” the official song of the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

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Fun with numbers: Cutting fuel use by 30%

It’s often interesting, if not downright amusing, to see what gets published about trucking from those outside the industry. Midwest Energy News covered a report released by the Carbon War Room this week about fuel-saving technology. CWR says the right equipment and systems could save a heavy-duty truck $26,400 a year in fuel, meaning the upgrades would pay for themselves in 18 months. The CWR report assumes 130,000 miles a year, 6.5 miles per gallon and $4 ...

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What an exotic dancer-led lawsuit means to leased businesses

If you thought owner-operators and exotic dancers had nothing in common, think again. A recent $13 million case settlement reveals independent contractor classification issues similar in scope.

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Casting call for real women of trucking

The search is on for real women of trucking to pose in front of beautiful show trucks.

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Schedule down the rabbit hole

Wendy Parker on detention: "What kind of idiot arrives at a warehouse and expects people to unload their truck? (This is thinly veiled sarcasm. OK, completely unveiled sarcasm.)"

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Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz

A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.

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Plan compliance duties before going independent

It’s easy to look at a load board and dream about getting those rates posted and not sharing them with your carrier. It’s another matter entirely to end up making less than you do now because of all of the additional costs.

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Technology creep

To a large extent, both CCJ and Overdrive magazines focus on technology. CCJ, in particular, started out as a technology/business magazine way back in 1911 with the premise of telling people how the could use a new technological marvel – the motor car – to haul goods and make money. The pace of technology is often uneven. Historically, technology’s two prime drivers have been war and capitalism; although I think today we can add “government” to ...

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Mack takes Manhattan; Got a CB handle for sale or steal?

Mack runs commercials on the CBS building "super screen" in Times Square, NYC, and Todd gets a CB -- got a handle for him?

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Using a shipping container as an office?

Does your company need a cheap, sturdy office? Overdrive sister pub Equipment World's Tom Jackson may have a solution for you — an intermodal-type cargo container.

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