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Twinkle, twinkle little scar

"If you're polite and respectful, people will usually talk to you about pretty much anything, but do yourself a favor and if you're with my Mom, don't stare. You hear me?"

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Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

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Driving Miss Bubble Witch in the autonomous sedan

"My mom and dad taught me a long time ago that if you make things too easy for someone, you're not doing them any favors. Driving is a responsibility, and if you're not down with accepting the responsibility, don't do it."

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Truckload capacity white paper from DAT: Worth the read

The new paper, "Truckload Capacity in 2014: What’s Causing the Capacity Crunch and What Can Shippers Do About It," though aimed at shippers, is an interesting read through a multifaceted set of circumstances that's led to today's favorable spot market conditions.

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California’s ‘right to control’ test vs. the independent contractor

A three-judge panel, citing California’s “right to control” test, reversed litigation in Indiana against three class action lawsuits regarding independent contractor status.

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OOIDA’s new NCRME survey; Benefits of apnea treatment for one operator

Independent owner-operator Joe Bielucki's sleep apnea story -- results following his preemptive strike of sorts relative to the condition two years ago.

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Changing Gear: Trailer rewind

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts. Today we’re hitting rewind on some new trailers and related products to help you get the most out of your hauls. East’s narrow-neck all-aluminum flatbed trailer has been combined ...

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Super-sizitis

"I'm starting the 'Regular Size Movement.' I'm going to order Happy Meals without having a child present and refuse to upsize for 99 cents."

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

Redefining side fairings with Bob and Linda Caffee

In which a flight is missed in favor (well, sort of) of a tour through a unique expediter with integrated custom sleeper and dynamic aero adds by Bolt Custom Trucks.

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‘Train horn: first person brings me $25 can have it, come on.’

"Sitting in the parking lot of some truck stops is like having a live version of “Home Shopping Network.” People sell all kinds of things on what I refer to as 'CB-bay.'"

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