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Walmarts and aliens in our midst

I have it on good authority that Walmart is planning on building a Walmart next door to every Walmart already in operation.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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Truth or myth?: Guns in cabs

Is it true that there is a federal law that says truckers cannot legally carry a gun in their truck?

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Who built your business?

The political elite in D.C. have no idea how hard it is to earn a CDL, yet alone to make a living as a trucker, to raise a family at the same time, to keep up your health, to keep your sanity.

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Coupons, condiments and crawly things

I waited a second to make sure I had heard him right. Yep, he really said that. I leaned very close to the counter and did my best to control myself.

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GATS health walk next Friday

Join me at the 61+ Health Awareness Walk at the Great American Trucking Show Friday, August 24, at 8 a.m.

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Fast food and filthy lies

I have heard that the government is declaring henceforth all fast food establishments must notify the customer about changes, mutations, modifications, shifts or bastardizations in any of their edible products. Plainly stated, they must notify you if they have changed the way the sammich is made. What a beautiful world this would be for people like me if this were true. When I say people like me, I mean the twenty-five people currently residing on earth, ...

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‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

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Hands off, gab on

With the handheld cellphone use ban in place for interstate drivers, Bluetooth equipment takes on more importance as a way to talk legally on mobile devices. The technology is compatible with hundreds of devices, and headsets like these allow for hands-free use.   More talk time The VXi BlueParrott B250-XT+ headset offers everything the B250-XT had with some additional features, including enhanced Xtreme Noise Suppression technology to knock out aggressive noises. It also includes wideband audio and increased ...

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Not noticing the oddities of life on the road

It's crazy out there, and I love it. Nothing is ever the same, there's always something to look at.

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