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Analyst: Blame Fed’s liquidity flood for high oil/diesel

The good news is that skyrocketing oil prices, like slasher movies, are truly frightening only the first time you watch one. They get less scary with repetition. But being less scary doesn't change the basic facts. Markets need both hedgers and speculators to function properly. When they lose balance, they no longer function according to true supply and demand. --journalist Ed Wallace, writing in Bloomberg Businessweek Up, up, up... Excessive speculation is taken as a given ...

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Open call Wed. with Anne Ferro hosted by Trucking Solutions Group

Rick Ash, chairman of the driver/owner-operator-led Trucking Solutions Group -- with members ranging from such Channel 19 familiar faces Jeff Clark (Truckers News Marathon Trucker columnist), Henry Albert (Overdrive's 2007 Trucker of the Year) and Linda Caffee (team expedited hauler with her husband, Bob) -- reports the TSG will host a call tomorrow, Wed., May 4, at 3 p.m. Eastern with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro. TSG has been meeting via conference call to discuss various trucking ...

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Ohio small fleet providing tornado relief

Buddy Allen of the 15-truck New Era Trucking fleet in North Ridgeville, Ohio, is calling on Northeast Ohio residents to help fill a 53-foot dry van's worth of non-perishable food, water and other goods to haul south to assist residents affected by last week's tornadoes. WKYC-TV News Channel 3 in Cleveland, Ohio, reported yesterday on Allen's effort, to which he'll dedicated a rig in his fleet and all associated transport costs. Click on the image ...

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A message from Randall-Reilly president

The below comes from Overdrive and Truckers News publisher Randall-Reilly's president and CEO Mike Reilly (pictured), a good man I've gotten to know over my years with the magazines. Thankfully, all Tuscaloosa- and other Southeast-based Randall-Reilly employees survived the storm. My thoughts continue to be with, as Mike well puts it, "many in our community and other areas of the Southeast have not been so fortunate." Reilly's message follows: A message to our Randall-Reilly friends: We ...

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Penske Logistics IndyCar debuts third; ‘Trucker bombs’ a misnomer, police say

Penske Logistics IndyCar debuts in third A Penske Logistics-sponsored IndyCar, driven by Ryan Briscoe, made a position 4 start and no. 3 finish yesterday in the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300, presented by Nestle, on the exciting street track in the Brazilian capital. The new car's shown here undregoing "final preparations for shipment to Brazil at the world famous Penske Racing facility in Mooresville, N.C." Itaipava Sao Paulo was the debut race for the No. 6 Penske Logistics-branded ...

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A few red flags to look for when meeting someone new

Carolyn gives advice on meeting online, being treated badly and rude comments about a pregnancy.

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BP Scare Leads to Changes

If you’ve had a high blood pressure reading, ask your doctor what you can do to get that number down permanently.

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Getting Out of the Rut

Sometimes the best way to achieve a goal is to back off and take a break.

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Roadside Attractions

Trucking oddities and interesting features along with Overdrive's Truck Gallery and Channel 19 are featured.

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Simplify your record keeping

The owner-operator bookkeeping system I’ve developed is as simple as one can be and generates the best reports possible.

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