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Geriatric infrastructure showing its age

I had to drive down my least favorite road today. It’s an old country two-lane, paved and repaired, with a strip of fresh asphalt lapping over old. It’s a bitch and a half to navigate, if you have both tires on the new pavement, you’re whacking weeds on the side of the road. If you ride with one tire on the old road and one on the new, you’re a mosquito hair from crossing center. ...

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Playing the cards right in driver appreciation

Personal relationships drive good businesses -- nowhere is that more true than in trucking.

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Record-low bankruptcies shows signs of stability

Trucking fleet bankruptcy report shows some semblance of stability for trucking companies.

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Strange people at the travel plaza

If your own body odor makes you reflexively gag, you should probably bathe. With kryptonite.

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Are you ready to go independent?

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

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The forces at work on detention pay

Operators and industry reps weigh in on the problem of uncompensated detention time at shippers and receivers, and what is being and could be done about it. The problem was No. 3 in Overdrive's 2012 poll of top challenges for owner-operators.

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Digital audiobook downloads: iTunes

In my first post, I wrote about using Audible. Another option is iTunes: • iTunes: The Apple online retailer offers not just music and videos, but digital audiobook downloads straight to your computer or device. You can find Apple’s selection of books in the iTunes Store under the Audiobooks tab (Books menu). On average, you’ll spend $14.95 to $29.95 per audiobook download. For example, the suggested retail price of “The Innocent” in CD format is $39.98, ...

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Defending truckers’ honor

I defended the honor of truckers in general the other day, so you people better be on your P‘s and Q‘s. I noticed a Facebook post that started, ‘I love truckers….’ so of course I read it. Unfortunately is was a sarcastic and poorly stated slur against all professional drivers, based on the actions of one idiot. And from what the guy posted about the incident, it sounds like it was caused by the four-wheeler. ...

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Big safety fail: Get a load of this billboard

This comes by way of the Facebook page for the Big Road app (shared from that of CDLLife.com), which I wrote about yesterday. Anti-texting billboards are probably the wrong place for invitations to text for more info... Happy Sunday, folks.  

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The short-lived $2 dry van

Dry van rates topped $2 in June — the first time since 2005 — and then toppled.

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