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‘We’ll take care of ya, son’: The brotherhood exists, take three

In which a newbie gets his first CB, and a valuable lesson: "That's what trucking is all about, son. We take care of each other out here, least that's how it's s'posed to be." ...

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Poison pill for independents in the House highway bill?

With the House T&I committee's markup of the highway bill under way today, detail on a provision that could have a chilling effect on broker business with independents and small carriers.

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Flashbacks and fast tracks

Trucking success beyond the road: Wendy looks back three years on the success of trucker-singer-songwriter Tony Justice and the folks behind Diesel Life apparel.

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Roundup: The WSJ, again — CARB rule a ‘scam’; A night on the Pacific in Cali.

The Wall Street Journal lays into the California Air Resources Board's Truck & Bus Rule for diesel trucks -- the most significant mainstream criticism yet. And: Jim Wright's Pacific idyll of a layover.

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Packing for the seasonal transition: ‘Sometimes you eat the bear …’

"The moral of the story is, don't get cocky... Kudos to the drivers who do it right, and realize that when they feel like they've learned it all, they'll hang up the keys."

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Overdrive Trucker Talent Search winner Nate Moran guesting at Lawler tour finale

Lindsay Lawler headlines the Oct. 29 performance at the downtown Nashville TA Petro, part of the third-annual Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour.

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‘Trucker lives matter’: Voices following tanker driver’s death in New Jersey last week

"Thank God for truck drivers," says JoAnn Jehoich in response to news of trucker Dalip Kumar's evasive action to avoid a direct hit into a quickly slowing four-wheeler during last week's tanker disaster in Jersey. Kumar's life was lost.

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Space truckin’, gubmint-style

Let's go space trucking! "The 1,500-light-year trip will be a Herculean effort, especially since all astronauts will be required to take a 30 minute break after eight hours of spaceship piloting."

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‘Trucking boom’ in driver pay, says the WSJ

Driver pay on the rise, according to a new Wall Street Journal story. What's been your experience for income this year compared to last?

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Time to re-regulate the filthy lies

Salem News freelance columnist gets it wrong in argument for "re-regulation" of trucking. Wendy: "it makes my brain hurt to swim in such a swirling abyss of nonsense."

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