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VIDEO: ‘Freedom Flyer’ custom Volvo HD wrecker

The latest in the "Welcome to my cab" vid series features Eugene, Oreg-based Tim Baumgartner's patriotically decorated custom Volvo VNL, a winner at a variety of beauty shows on the tow/wrecker circuit.

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Restart rollback: An origin story

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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Paranoia and suspicious deliveries

A nice little plant and a teddy bear -- or a bomb? "It's time for us to put on our tinfoil hats and run off to the woods, because I've just realized we may be the teensiest bit paranoid."

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Smart year-end tax moves

There’s still time to take advantage of some financial opportunities that could lower your 2014 taxes.

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Helping a Georgia trucking family

"If you are looking for something or someone to bless over the Christmas season, you may want to consider this family." --Bill Vollenweider of the Detroiter Travel Center, Woodhaven, Mich.

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Don’t forget your Dinoflagellate-proof goggles

“Did you or someone you love get eye rot or funky head formation from watching glowing chunks of fuzz float around in a plastic dinosaur? Call Wartenstein and Foolbaggery – we'll get you PAID!”

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New tax resource for owner-operators aims to answer common trucking biz questions

The TruckerTax Letter offeres owner-ops information on topics like overlooked deductions, planning for retirement, how to handle audits, what to do if you owe the IRS, basic business structure and more.

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Good samaritan trucker shot at roadside to spark ‘Mike’s Law’ talk

On the Truth About Trucking program Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, Randy Tomblin will be interviewed. The trucker in September of 2006 was shot during what he initially thought was a good-Samaritan stop.

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

You get what you pay for

Or 'Attack of the kidney stone, part 2.' George & Wendy choose the more expensive procedure to pulverize a kidney stone. Wait till you hear the alternative...

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Restart: Moving ahead

"Anybody restart hours today, by chance?" Readers react to -- and more of what to expect from -- the restart change put into effect by Congress this weekend.

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