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A 360-degree inside look at a rolling audio-visual showroom

You wouldn’t expect a truck based in a tiny Indiana town and tied to grain farming to have more video monitors and speakers than what’s found in most houses. But then you probably haven’t been inside Buzz Kill, the 2015 Peterbilt 386 shown by Davis Bros. of Owensville, Ind. The sleek Pete has a sound system with 28 speakers and seven amps, and video monitors in every door and the dashboard. The over-the-top audio-visual offering isn’t ...

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‘Takes a village’ on detention

Driver hits the nail on the head at supply chain management conference, speaking in "driver shortage" context: "If we can figure out how to keep that driver moving, the numbers aren’t that big of a deal."...

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Rolling with the Liberty and Justice tribute truck

Sometimes, #truckingisthebestjobever -- a charity run in Dayton Beach, Fla., with the custom patriotic truck on Thomas and Billie Leigel delivers the goods.

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Carolina Monkey Gouger in comedic ‘Freedom the Movie’ on CMT

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis made an appearance in Morgan Spurlock's "Freedom the Movie" feature-length seriocomic look at Freedom in America for CMT this summer. Cable subscribers, catch it here, more

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Notes on sacrifice and accountability after N.J. tanker driver’s death

Defining 'sacrifice': What a now-deceased tanker driver did after a rooftop mattress and box springs that had come unsecured on the highway in front of him. The driver responsible for the bedding not charged.

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Two South Carolina truckers regroup after historic flooding

With more than 250 roads still closed and many bridge washouts, it's rough going locally in South Carolina -- more information and a check-in here with S.C. owner-operators Dave Palmer and Jimmy Ardis.

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‘Over-grooming’ strikes on the home front

Cat to Wendy: "Please do not stress me out while I eat my $11/lb. food on your sewing table" -- and more on feline accommodation.

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Owner-operators’ decade of ‘working less and making more’

What’s changed about trucking since 2003? All manner of things, from the emissions systems put on engines to all manner of regulatory overload. There’s also been no shortage of change in the balance of miles and money that drives owner-operator businesses. Because of its role as a financial services provider for thousands of owner-operators, ATBS has lots of interesting data to precisely document that evolution. In this video excerpt from his presentation at the Partners in Business ...

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Truckers Against Trafficking: The learning process continues

With the state of Ohio putting anti-human trafficking training into their CDL training standards, Wendy explores driver reactions both positive and negative.

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Conflicting accounts of bigger big rigs

When safety is at stake, there’s no need to take needless risks in the name of uncertain efficiency.

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