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VIDEO: Driver to FMCSA: ‘Stop coming after us!’

Owner-operator Greg Petit gave federal regulators a mouthful Friday morning during a hearing to get input on electronic onboard recorders.

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New friends and a scenic drive

We met new friends today and enjoyed a wonderful drive down U.S. 395 in California.

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Stories from MATS: Perkins on a heavy haul

  Perkins Specialized Transportation has launched the biggest series of hauls in its history. The Northfield, Minn.-based company specializes in super loads -- the biggest, longest, heaviest cargo allowed on the nation’s highways. Over 40 years the firm has grown from a dozen workers and trucks to 65 employees and 22 heavy-haul rigs. It hauls everything from steam turbines and bridge beams to dryers for ethanol plants and gun mounts for destroyers. In 2011 Perkins faced one of its biggest challenges when it ...

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VIDEO: Mack Truck hauls 800,000-lb generator vessel

Here's an excerpt from a Mack Trucks video, shown to trucking journalists, about Northfield, Minn.-based Perkins Specialized Transportation Contracting's haul of 800,000-lb. decommissioned generator vessels from a San Onofre, Calif., nuclear generating station to a Clive, Utah, disposal site. The job was so massive that it required three heavy-haul-spec'd Mack Titans in total - one in front of the nearly 300-foot long custom trailer and a pair of Titans behind the trailer.

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Loathe to deadhead but may have to

We spent a pleasant day in Sparks, Nev. today but are still sitting here without freight to haul.

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Classic Trucker’s Jumbo sandwich overhauled

Today's post by Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter The Trucker’s Jumbo hoagie at Ray’s Steel City Saloon in Tallahassee, Fla., used to be full of bologna -- fried bologna Pittsburgh-style, that is -- with everything else piled inside. A tradition of the Steel City’s mill districts, the Trucker’s Jumbo was first prepared for truckers and steel workers on break with coleslaw and french fries stacked inside so that that laborers and haulers could eat the meal in ...

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Megatron lives!

Mack booth at Mid-America features Megatron in full costume -- the same Granite used in the 3rd of "Transformers" movie series.

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Gallery: Kenworth T680

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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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