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Navigating the intricate levels of trucking BS

There are several distinct levels. "All can be somewhat entertaining, but the gold standard club membership is running with (or behind) a pack of crusty old Nebraska livestock haulers, swapping CB stories in the middle of the night."

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‘No Broker Freight’ board: Service in limbo until further notice

A reader's difficult experience with the load marketplace concludes; details on steps to take for others in similar situations; and a question: Anybody had success with a service marketing itself as connection to direct-ship freight?

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Only those with voices in their head need apply

Consider the internal conversation one may have while doing a little internet research on trucking. "After three hours of Googling, I still don't know if I want to be a trucker."

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Owner-operator Sean McEndree’s ‘Band of Brothers’ purple-heart 2006 Pete

'06 Pete restarts career

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Truckers for Truckers and TruckersFinalMile.org unite

Truckers for Truckers, founded by Michael Suson as a mental health support group, is getting a head start on nonprofit status with the new partnership with Truckers Final Mile.

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Roundup: Tony the truck stop tiger back in headlines, another Kelty cabover view, and speaking of gators …

Listen: La. Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin on 'Criminal' podcast; photos of the restored Kelty Farms 1976 International TranStar's matching flatbed; and did you hear the one about the Tiger Truck Stop and the alligator?

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Mere inches of a near miss: Quick evasive action saves truck from sure disaster

This dashcam vid comes from the Connecticut-based 250-truck Bozzuto's fleet. Says Tom Halpin, transportation safety manager at Bozzuto’s: "In the words of the driver," one of Bozzuto's most senior, "'I don't know if fell asleep or was distracted.' It was mere inches in a near miss."

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Mortality is no longer a lawful option

“We as a Nation are safe and we must strive to be safer. In order to prove how safe we are, we are introducing legislation that makes dying a federal offense, punishable by a frownie face on your CIA dossier and up to ten years in the pen.”

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Notes on parking lot pet etiquette

"Please be cautious and respectful enough to ask if you can pet the baby monkey before you run up on the poor thing and put your big human hands all over it. No wonder people get bit. I'd bite you, too, if I was on a chain, couldn't get away and you tried to pet me. Just ask George."

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Professionals behaving unprofessionally: Letter from a truck stop maintenance man

The crux of Charles Brady's argument is that there's a strong current of unprofessional selfishness rearing its head in a lack of basic courtesy on offer from drivers at his truck stop. He pleas to the true professionals for help.

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