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Roadside Attractions

Chinese play hardball, a philanthropic gift, freight stabilizes and other industry news items are featured.

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‘American Trucker’ rebroadcasts; my interview with the host

If you missed the debut episodes of the "American Trucker" series last Thursday on the Speed Channel, it's being rebroadcast tonight at 8 and 11 p.m. ET, and 8 a.m. tomorrow. The next new episodes follow on Thursday, with "Bandit and the Snowman" and "Robb and the Bear," the latter likely to include sneak-peek material about Paul Sagehorn's B.J. and the Bear rig I've written about so much here. Catch a clip from the sneak-peek ...

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Give Fartlek a Chance

Fartlek: Most people laugh at the word, but it’s actually a good way to change your workout routine.

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Horrors of a Traveling Husband

More than I did just a short time ago, I now understand the difficulty of being the one left at home while my spouse takes his job on the road.

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Transform your business

It’s time to take your business to the next level. Time to create the business you really want. Time not to settle for anything less.

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A surprise for DJ Bill Mack

Trucking DJ Bill Mack wasn't quite prepared for a prank some truckers pulled on him at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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A lion tests a model’s mettle

Former Overdrive model Carrie Shubert offers perspective on men, women and life in her mantra as an accomplished psychic.

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Notable independent Colorado truck stop closes shop; chance encounters on the road

The Rocky Mountain Travel Center just north of Pueblo, Colo., on I-25 exit 110 closed up shop yesterday, reported Carlos Mora of the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper. According to Mora's report, the owner cites a confluence of factors for the demise of the near-half-century-old family business that was the truck stop and travel plaza. Chief among them appeared to be large bank loans structured in such a way as to become untenable in repayment, owner Grant ...

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Hot trucking sectors draw attention

Two big parts of the trucking industry are bouncing back very strong and getting the attention of financial media outside of trucking.

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Correcting the ‘B.J. & the Bear’ truck replica record

When I wrote about the new "American Trucker" TV series, premiering tonight on the Speed Channel, I mentioned their sample episode, in which host Robb Mariani runs through the build/restoration process on Paul Sagehorn's original "B.J. & the Bear" Kenworth K100 and matching trailer, and included a photo of Paul with his other, 1984 Kenworth K100 painted as a replica of the B.J. tractor and used in his owner-operator business. I'd taken the picture in ...

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