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Trust issues

Dear Carolyn, I accidentally saw a text message on my husband’s phone when I was cleaning out his truck. It was from an old high school girlfriend that lives in another state. I had no idea they were in contact. There was nothing flirty in the messages but just the fact that he didn’t mention her makes me feel sick. Should I confront him with this or will he be rightfully mad that I invaded his ...

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Video: Full Kenworth T680 unveiling

The action starts right around the 2:30 mark in the video.

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Peterbilt 579 photos

Peterbilt introduced a new over-the-road tractor strong on aerodynamics, styling and other features Wednesday in Louisville, Ky. “The 579 integrates legendary Peterbilt quality and innovation with a product platform that delivers in every aspect of vehicle performance, productivity and safety,” said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “From optimized cab dimensions to an enhanced chassis design, and from driver amenities to a revamped electrical system – every design element of the 579 was ...

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Is the cabover coming back?

So why is Freighliner displaying the Argosy in its booth? The company says it's a big part of its export business.

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Volvo hybrid truck breaks records

This Volvo set speed records for hybrids. Looks very cool! See it at their booth.

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When a truck becomes more than a truck

When Diane and I woke up this morning, our truck was a truck. This afternoon it became my study; a quiet place in which I can sit at my desk (sleeper dinette) and study and write.

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International's new vocational trick

International debuts a new vocational truck -- with a crazy/cool light show to visualize different bodies. Meet the Loadstar.

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Meet celebrities at Freightliner booth

The truck maker will have Richard Petty there Thursday to meet fans and give autographs. Truck racer Mike Ryan, who many times has won the Pikes Peak Class 8 truck race in a Freightliner, will be around during the show. His truck is on display, too. Freightliner's booth is emphasizing its history of innovation. Some of the trucks on display have retro styling from the '70 and '80 to reflect that history. All worth stopping by if you ...

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Needs help with teens

  Dear Carolyn, My teenagers are pushing me off the cliff. They don’t listen to a word I say. What happened? They were so sweet when they were little! I never thought I'd be the kind of mom who had sullen, bratty teens. Is there anything I can do to get through these years? My husband is always on the road so he’s no help. Sarah   Dear Sarah, The only thing to be done about teenagers is to endure the torture ...

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Cool Freightliner concept truck

Freightliner is trying out new design features with its Revolution concept truck at their booth. It was described as "kind of a daycab, kind of a raised roof sleeper." It's like a daycab, but a pulldown bunk converts it to a sleeper cab. What do you think of the design? The company's booth, which stresses historic innovation, includes many of its leading models with modernized version of retro graphics. Definitely worth checking out if you're at the show.

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