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Rotella SuperRigs calendar now available…

On the cover of the annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar this year is the custom 2007 Kenworth W900L of Myerstown, Pa.-based Scott Diller. Featured also on the December 2011 page in the calendar, Diller's clearly going for an old-school '70s hot-rod look with the truck's mods, which include 34-inch quarter fenders and smooth side panels. The photo's tranquil setting is Mateer Bridge in Rockbridge County, Va., where the 12 trucks were photographed after Shell held ...

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Electronics makers cranking out freight

ISM says production of computers and other electronics led the way for manufacturing, which continued its rebound in November.

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Retired long-haulers make folk-art metalwork strides

Long Neck, Del.-based Judy and Lou Hagen, according to the latest in the Delaware Cape Gazette's "Saltwater Portraits" series of profiles of community residents, came to their current metalwork artistry while running long-haul through Georgia in 1999. They saw "a piece of crude metal art," writes reporter Ron MacArthur. "We came home and did some Christmas pieces,” Judy (pictured, photo by MacArthur) told the reporter, which birthed "2nd Time Designs," as their operation on Route 24 ...

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Channel 19

A dose of trucking humor, oddities and coverage in the media are featured.

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Dollars and Sense

Here is a step-by step approach to guide you through the process of buying a used truck and help you make smart decisions.

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Reason Over Resolutions

New Year’s pledges are not the only way to change.

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Winter Workouts

Winter is coming, which means the type of exercise you do might change.

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A Gentle Breakup …

Carolyn gives advice on breaking up, the loneliness of trucking and holiday stress.

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

Street-sign replacement program put on hold for 45-day comment period

Federally mandated changes to the design of local/state governments' corner road signs -- requiring mixed capital/lower-case type treatment with more reflective lettering, in effect a complete overhaul of existing signs the nation over by 2018 -- have been in the spotlight over the last couple days as a prime example of a wasteful culture in action. "The federal government says THIS is harder to read than This," ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl wrote yesterday. "Got that?  ...

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Combating cargo theft: An interview with Schneider security director Walt Fountain

When I visited Schneider National’s Green Bay, Wis., headquarters in June for the carrier’s 75th-anniversary celebration, I got an up-close look at one of many efforts the company’s put in place over the years to enhance the security of its customers’ cargo in transit and at each of its 15 domestic facilities. Gate-security ground zero in Wisconsin allows 24-hour surveillance monitors to keep tabs on the comings and goings at 15 yards around the country. ...

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