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Life is a highway

"You cruise along sometimes, looking at beautiful things and being thankful to have the experience of above-the-dirt in general. ... But sometimes, your daughter calls to tell you she's been admitted to the hospital with a bad gallbladder ..."

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BridgeHaul app offers services, including logs, toward a shipper-exclusive freight marketplace

The latest start-up attempting to provide that "elusive holy grail" of a shipper-direct marketplace for freight to owner-operators is Los Angeles-based BridgeHaul, whose app likewise provides a smartphone-based logbook (ELD on the way), trip planner and more.

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Do you even skill, bro?

"Skilled" or "unskilled?"... "Beware the trappings of titles, they often only mean a difference in insurance premiums, and being a professional doesn't require one."

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Former operator James Brotz and the Super-Air on-board tire-inflation system

Former driver James Brotz details the Super-Air on-board tire inflation system, detailing efficacy in improving tire life and avoiding road calls for flats. Do you have experience with such a system? There are several on the market today.

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The ELD mandate and the House Freedom Caucus

OOIDA urging members to engage caucus members on ELDs. And a question: What's your view of the ELD mandate today?

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Do not fold, spindle, mutilate or molest

In which a tree falls through the Parkers' house and Wendy is told not to touch anything until the insurance guy shows up: "No. Please no. It's a trigger, I can't help it ... The minute I'm told “not to touch" something, it becomes my life's mission to touch that thing. "

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Scott LeVan’s radio warning to drivers ahead of deadly EB I-80 crash went unanswered

Driver LeVan used his CB to broadcast several warnings to EB drivers to spread out, impending a traffic back-up ahead, before a later crash that killed two truckers in Pennsylvania. Yet another reason to keep the radio on.

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All the things are meth

It's happened again: "Yet another innocent person ... jailed for three days because he had a sock full of gel kitty litter in his car to reduce the fog on his windows, and it popped for meth in a field drug test kit," twice.

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No, a truck did not kill a bunch of anti-Trump protestors trying to block a highway in Seattle

A dead giveaway that this little item of fake news is what it is: Though it was purported to have happened in Seattle, the location was I-15. Last time I checked ...

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Go Vols? Clemson’s not the only team hopeful of rematch chances

With the college football national championship tonight featuring a rematch from last year's championship game, team pride has found its way into the day-to-day of highway hauling -- van haulers, keep the trailer clean as you can, and if not, keep your eyes on your mirrors stuck in traffic.

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