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

Lisa Kelly to make appearance at bowl game Dec. 18

Whether you're getting opportunity to spend some relaxing time today with family around a dinner table, with friends at a football game, or you're out on the road, here's wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from myself and the folks at Overdrive and Truckers News. Speaking of football, keep the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl on your radar if you live in or run the Northwest. The folks with trucking smartphone-app-enabled services provider uDrove announced recently that ...

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Save $10 on CSA 2010

How to request your Pre-Employment Screening Program data from FMCSA without paying the PSP contractor. Visit http://fmcsa.dot.gov/foia Make your request in writing and include your name, address, and a telephone number via the snail mail address noted on the above web page or via fax at (202) 385-2335 or email at foia@fmcsa.dot.gov. Be certain to... *Specify that you are looking for data ...

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