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Reviewing your cell phone plan and behavior

A cell phone plan reveiw can save you money but have you thought about how much you use your phone and why?

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Alert network for missing drivers formed

  Any time a driver goes missing out on the road it's a nightmare for back-office personnel, friends and, of course, the family back home. A recent case spawned a Facebook group dedicated to resolving disappearances more quickly through the crowd-sourcing that online social networks have made easy. The Missing Truck Driver Alert Network was launched by Kari Fisher and Hal Kiah after North Carolina hauler Mark Williams Sr. was reported missing after he failed to make ...

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Virtues of owner-operator status: Pet boarding problems avoided

Company drivers, be careful who you leave your dog with. Today's "grizzly tale" comes by way of Jenni Reynolds-Kebler, one half of a Washington State-based team with Robert Kebler and past-featured photographer in Truckers News. The Keblers recently switched carriers, signing on as company drivers with a carrier that had a no-pet policy. Too bad for their dog, Gizmo (pictured), as Reynolds-Kebler's recent "Grizzly Tales of the Gizanator" note on Facebook makes abundantly clear. The problem wasn't ...

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Truck stop joy

Running again, and a surprise today.

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He's just not that into her

Dear Carolyn, After years of being alone, I have just started dating a new woman I met on Facebook. We get along well but I have to say, I’m just not feeling it. I find myself making excuses not to see her and am increasingly annoyed by little things she does. We have only been dating for a few weeks and I am not sure if I should give it more time. I’m afraid I will ...

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Hearty Turkey Wrap

Sometimes an apple just doesn't cut it for me. When I'm really hungry, if I don't choose a filling snack it's a challenge to make it to mealtime. If you're like me, don't hesitate to work some healthy, yet hearty, snacks into your eating schedule. Below is a recipe for a turkey wrap (limit to one a day). It's important to measure the higher calorie ingredients — cheese and turkey — but you can be ...

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Log truck drivers to the rescue in Oregon

Estacada News reporter Jeff Spiegel spells out the recipe that led to the end of a dramatic on-highway incident in Clackamas County, Ore., last week: "A thrown champagne bottle, a suicide threat, a drawn gun, countless incidents of dangerous driving" and, finally, a few good samaritans hauling logs up ahead. Check out Spiegel's dramatic account of the incident here, published on the occasion of three log truck drivers' recognition with a citizens' commendation for their role in stopping a ...

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Streamlining our business paperwork

We use spreadsheets to better understand our business

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New Advantage When Spec’ing a Cummins SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

Can a trucker be a journalist too?

This full-time trucker and part-time writer hopes to convey the story well.

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A ride with SuperCross transporter driver Loren Lowry

When Loren Lowry got his CDL in 1990 to take work hauling for Washington, D.C.-area beer distributors, he couldn't have predicted his ultimate destiny in trucking lay on the long-haul highway. What could have been more predictable, however, was that that long-haul work would be of a piece with one of the now 46-year-old's passions from an early age. Lowry has raced off-road motorcycles "since I was 11 years old," he says, on the East ...

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