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Podcast: One owner-operator’s credit claw-back after identity theft | ‘ELD or me’ dates set

How did owner-operator Scott Reed find out about the theft of his identity that destroyed his good credit: He learned of erroneous warrants for his arrest out West. Hear how he repaired the situation here. Also: "ELD or me" demonstration dates set for Oct. 3-7.

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Notes on civility

"This isn't one of those New York Times pieces about 'how sad and awful it is to be a trucker.' ... There are a lot of very positive people in this industry, and on Earth as a whole, you just have to seek them out sometimes. And when you do find them, emulate them."

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Notes on the BYOD ELD and implementation

Using a BYOD ELD can come with connectivity issues, among other problems, some potentially solved by dedicating a unit to the truck -- the experiences here detailed from small fleets DC Transport (all owner-operator) and mixed fleet RDS Container Yard Services.

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Bits and pieces

Bit of a thought experiment here, a well-wish for a happy birthday to Troy Huddleston and some info on the Brookville, Ohio, Take Pride Truck Show, all set for next Friday and Saturday -- will you be there?

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When ‘Bandit’ debuted, the Force was with it – and still is

The legendary romp was released 40 years ago, and the May 1977 Overdrive highlighted the magazine's involvement, notably the inclusion of a truck race banner bearing its name.

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Thunder rolls and anaconda blankets

Wendy's exegesis on the lored “thunder blanket for humans, ... a blanket that weighs enough to 'give you the sensation of being gently hugged.'" It's advertisements promise "to simulate a 'loving squeeze' for people who feel anxious."

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Owner-op Dean Carnahan: Poor health is often a ‘preventable accident’

Carnahan urges drivers to take control of diet and health generally in hopes more attention to it might spur a movement against the growing "quick food, get-in-get-out-type attitude" of so many truck stops when it comes to diet options.

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First time for everything

In which Wendy takes heat for being "reasonable" relative to ELDs ... "I know, right? The words 'reasonable' and 'Wendy Parker' have probably never been used together in a sentence one single time..."

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1977 KW’s first run in 29 years

Restoring a rig with some history -- Bryan DeKock and the 1977 Kenworth W9 that inspired the mural on the old Monteagle Truck Stop, debuting this week at the ATHS national convention in Des Moines.

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Video: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner a mentor for young women, girls

Trucker Stephanie Klang says the financial stability and independence she’s enjoyed through her CFI career is a common theme when she speaks to Girl Scouts and other student groups. She wants young girls to see an example of a woman succeeding in what some still consider a man’s world.

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