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Chicken lights visible from outer space

The Guilty by Association Truck Show was "hands down the best $100 we've spent in a long time," Wendy says. "Next year, I'd like to see 300 trucks and some mainstream news agencies..."

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+25 percent: What double the liability insurance coverage will likely cost

One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.

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Where’s your gray matter?

What the new "uh-oh-I-forgot-my-baby craze" says about "how much attention people are actually paying to what's going on in the vehicle while they're careening down the highway."

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Big G Express’ ‘Drive it off’ Taylor Swift parody

Tenn.-based Big G Express' entry in the driver-appreciation-week festivities: a music-video parody of Taylor Swift's rather goofball "Shake it Off" entry into the dance-music canon, featuring Big G driver Keda White in the starring role -- with arguably better dance skills than Ms. Swift.

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Changing Gear: Wabco’s innovations from across the pond

Since they happened overseas while most of us were asleep, you might have missed last week’s announcements by Wabco, which chose last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, to roll out a wide array of safety and fuel efficiency technologies to help fleets and drivers with both their compliance efforts and their bottom lines. While the technologies are geared toward European operations, there’s a likelihood some of these innovations will make their ...

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Photos posted to Facebook net $1 million crash settlement

Ever posted a photo you took from the driver's seat to Facebook? The plaintiff's bar thanks you.

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Chrome overload at Guilty by Association

"The Precious" is in the competition: "I'm OK with the disparaging comments -- the meanest ones usually come from people who don't have a truck at all, so there's that. I do know this, we've got family in Joplin now, and that's the biggest win of all."

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Driver pay ‘wage race’ under way?

Bloomberg says a "wage race" is on among carriers, but survey results show not all company drivers and leased owner-operators are seeing the benefits of the improving pay landscape.

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‘Cream Puff’ Pete holds two surprises

Dean Jay’s Cream Puff, a 2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2013 MAC flatbed, took home three awards from Overdrive's Pride & Polish at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Big data blowback: Trucking goes to Congress over CSA

Behind the CSA bill -- H.R. 5532 would require FMCSA to revamp the CSA program, pulling scores and non-crash-associated data from public view in the meantime. Prognosis for the bill in the short term: Not good with a Democrat Party-controlled Senate, one watcher notes.

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