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Dealing with trucker trolls

How do you handle hateful comments on the web?

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A narrow escape from Automatic Hell

The world has become an automatic place. Even in the most remote areas of Minnesota, sinks, hand dryers and toilets at the rest stops are automated. People actually believe this is good, but as a person who knows the truth (there’s no such thing as automatic, everything is operated by tiny demons who long to make your bathroom experience as harrowing as possible), I fear automation is going to be what kills me. Apparently, I am ...

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Volvo hosting worldwide ‘magical hour’ with truck launch

Following slackliner Faith Dickey's wire walk between two moving Volvo rigs, the truck maker is hosting a live worldwide unveiling of the European-model FH Wed., Sept. 5.

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PHOTO: Montana Peterbilt breaks new ground

And just who is that guy standing next to the Pete? The new facility is set to open in May 2013.

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Hollywood gears up for throwback trucking flick

18 Wheel Butterfly is supposedly a throwback road film that is part Thelma and Louise, part Smokey and the Bandit.

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Option for crowd-sourcing weigh-station status

New Scalechek app provides a directory and alerts for open/closed status of weigh stations across the U.S. and Canada.

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Hurricane tracking apps

Hurricane season continues through the end of November, so there's still a few months this year to make use of a free hurricane tracking application.

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Oh, what a tangled web we weave

There's been a lot of press lately about truckers getting into shape. It's a body-killing profession, with the lack of decent food available and being in the sitting position for hours on end. There are a lot of obese and unhealthy truckers, and I can totally see why, because I gain an average of 5-7 pounds every time I go out. I consider myself an active person, I like to take walks and be busy. It's ...

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Much to change, much to talk about: CSA

The August 2012 MCSAC meeting saw a robust debate centered around the CSA programs flaws and ways to correct them. Here find a few bright (and in some cases dark) moments from the dialogue.

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Hard road for single mom

Single mother needs good put-down for smug commenters.

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